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Caris LeVert
PG/SG/SF - 6'6, 205lbs - 28 years old - 6 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Acquired via trade in February 2022
  • Birthdate: 08/25/1994
  • Drafted (NBA): 20th pick, 2016
  • Pre-draft team: Michigan
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Juan Perez (Roc Nation)
2016 NBA DraftNBADrafted 20th overall by Indiana.
7th July, 2016NBADraft rights traded by Indiana, along with a 2017 second round pick (deferred to 2018), to Brooklyn in exchange for Thaddeus Young.
14th July, 2016NBASigned four year, $7,523,278 rookie scale contract with Brooklyn. Included team options for 2018/19 and 2019/20.
12th October, 2017NBABrooklyn exercised 2018/19 team option.
15th October, 2018NBABrooklyn exercised 2019/20 team option.
5th February, 2019G-LeagueAssigned by Brooklyn to Long Island Nets of the G-League.
5th February, 2019G-LeagueRecalled by Brooklyn from Long Island Nets of the G-League.
Career Moves
2012 - 2016Michigan (NCAA)
June 2016 - July 2016Indiana Pacers (NBA)
July 2016 - presentBrooklyn Nets (NBA)
Articles about Caris LeVert

June 29, 2018

Caris LeVert
PG/SG/SF - 6’7, 203lbs - 23 years old - 2 years of experience

LeVert started the season slowly, then got moved to a reserve point guard role, whereupon he absolutely hit his stride. And although he struggled with consistency throughout the season, he did establish his credentials as a playmaker in a way he had not done previously.

This in turn presents a bit of a problem for the Nets, who, whereas once they lacked for productive players (especially younger ones), now may have a roster crunch. LeVert, Dinwiddie, Russell and Lin are all better as primary ball handlers and playmakers than as off guards, and yet all four are under contract for next year. Three of them are young enough to be parts of the future. But somehow, they must either coexist or be moved.

By virtue of having the most team control, LeVert may have an inside track on a spot. To cement it, though, he will need to be more consistent. LeVert is particularly streaky as a scorer, hence his move to the point guard spot, and even though he does a decent job passing on the move when driving to the rim (or finishing there, should that be the better option), there is still some time-and-score nuance to pick up on. In addition to the jump shot developments, LeVert also needs to get stronger and play tougher defensively. It is not that he does not try. It is merely that he does not deter anyone from driving anywhere, as he hasn’t the strength to lean on them.

Still, even if there is a fair bit to do, give credit where it is due; quite a lot has been done.

Player Plan: Two years of rookie scale contract remaining. It’s going well - keep him for now.

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June 29, 2017

Caris LeVert
SG/SF, 6’7, 203lbs, 22 years old, 1 year of experience

Good solid start to his career with efficient finishing, streaky yet projectable three-point shooting, a pretty good idea of what shots to take, and defensive activity. A long armed deflector/contester, LeVert needs some strength and experience, but could be a good ‘libero’ in future years.

Player Plan: Three years of rookie scale salary remaining. Very cheap - two cheap years in which to receive plenty of minutes, then make a decision on an extension.

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