Caris LeVert will return to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, supplying the group a boost as it jockeys for playoff placement.
LeVert has been out given that November with a dislocated foot. He had landed awkwardly on a block attempt in a video game versus the Minnesota Timberwolves and was carried from the courtroom on a stretcher. Supplied the horrifying nature of the damage, and the darkish speculation at the time, Nets followers will be happy to see him returning comparatively speedily.
LeVert, a wing, had been averaging 18.4 points a video game for the group, 2nd only to D’Angelo Russell’s 19.8. It had been a breakthrough 12 months for him just after seasons averaging 8 and 12 points a video game. His return will occur Friday in a house video game versus the Bulls.
The Nets also just lately welcomed back capturing guard Allen Crabbe. He performed Wednesday evening for the 1st time just after a two-month absence with a knee damage. He had 5 points in 13 minutes in a house victory in excess of the Nuggets.
But it is not all excellent news for the Nets. Spencer Dinwiddie, the team’s position guard and 3rd-leading scorer, has skipped the previous seven video games with a thumb damage and could be out for a month or much more.
The Nets, greatly expected to be amongst the N.B.A. doormats when the season started out, are in the heat of the playoff race, at this time occupying the sixth seed.
“I just can’t wait around to be a aspect of that,” LeVert stated Thursday. “I’m very fired up.”