Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks speaks on Caris LeVert’s recent contract extension and what he means for them.
On Sunday, the Brooklyn Nets gave shooting guard Caris LeVert a three-year contract extension worth $52.5 million. It was a great move by the Nets, due to the fact that LeVert can definitely fit in great with this plethora of talent Brooklyn has on the roster.
After the extension was announced, Nets general manager Sean Marks took upon the notion to praise LeVert. Additionally, Marks discussed what LeVert really means for the organization.
“Caris personifies what it means to be a Brooklyn Net & we firmly believe his best basketball is in front of him. Our entire organization is excited to continue to have Caris as one of the leaders of our program moving forward,” Marks said, per Ian Begley of SNY.
LeVert dealt with injuries last season and only appeared in 40 games for the Nets. In those 40 contests, LeVert averaged 13.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.9 assists on 42.9% shooting from the field and 31.2% from behind the arc.
In his three seasons with the Nets, LeVert has a lifetime shooting percentage of 43.7% and a lifetime percentage behind the arc of 32.9%.
LeVert will now be able to team up with superstar point guard Kyrie Irving and newly-signed center DeAndre Jordan for a little bit longer.
Eventually, he’ll be able to team up with superstar forward Kevin Durant when he returns from injury. Durant ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals while still a member of the Golden State Warriors.