Caris LeVert
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Brooklyn Nets small forward Caris LeVert has great words for Kyrie Irving during an appearance on ESPN’s “The Jump.”

The Brooklyn Nets were big winners this offseason and made a splash in NBA Free Agency. The organization who’s always been inferior to the New York Knicks in the Big Apple market ultimately signed superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. They then topped it off by signing a deal with former All-Star center DeAndre Jordan.

Durant is nursing a ruptured Achilles at the moment and can’t participate in basketball activities. However, Irving will be training to take the team under his wing en route to a playoff run next Spring. And as the training and preparation have begun, Brooklyn Nets small forward Caris LeVert has greatly praised one of his newest teammates.

Appearing on ESPN’s The Jump on Wednesday, LeVert mentioned that he’s “talked to [Irving] a lot, the past couple of days, the week, and honestly—he’s a great teammate. He’s a great person to be around, very competitive, very knowledgeable of the game and I can’t wait to keep building that relationship with him, on and off the court.”

LeVert then went on to discuss how they’ve been training together in Los Angeles. The Nets last year were an average playoff team, eventually losing in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to the Philadelphia 76ers. However, with the roster turnaround, the Nets will be looking to become Finals contenders for years to come.

LeVert was asked if Kyrie has organized these workouts, responding “He has, he has been organizing the workouts. We’ve been out here—kinda as a team—we got like 7 or 8 guys out here working out, in L.A, it’s been fun, been competitive and like I said he’s a great guy to be around. We can’t wait to keep growing that relationship.”

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.