Nets Will Sign Caris LeVert To Three-Year, $52.5 Million Extension

Monday, August 26, 2019 5:36 PM UTC

Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 5:36 PM UTC

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension with Caris LeVert.

<div><p>Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, LeVert will earn $2.6 million this season, which means that the contract extension will start until the 2020-21 season, keeping him under contract with the Nets through the 2022-23 season.</p><p>With LeVert's extension, the Nets now have their core of LeVert, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie under contract for at least the next three seasons.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Here's Caris LeVert's overall impact through his first three seasons, as estimated by ESPN's Real Plus-Minus. Note that he played just 57 games in 2016-17 and 45 games (including the playoffs) this season. Brooklyn clearly believes he can progress entering ages 25-27. &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Positive Residual (@presidual) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;August 26, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>According to Positive Residual: <em>"LeVert has seen his usage increase in each of his three seasons to date, although his efficiency has not kept pace. On the other hand, with Kyrie and KD joining the Nets, his offensive load should lessen to perhaps a more optimal level for him."</em></p><p>LeVert averaged 13.7 points, 3.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 26.6 minutes over just 40 games (25 starts) last season because of an ankle injury that eventually was not as bad as initially expected. He was able to come back in time for the playoffs and he averaged 21.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 28.8 minutes over five games (two starts) in the first round series against the 76ers.</p><p><u><strong>Odds To Win The Eastern Conference<br />(Courtesy of <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5Dimes</a>)</strong></u></p><p>Milwaukee Bucks +163</p><p>Philadelphia 76ers +260</p><p>Boston Celtics +675</p><p>Indiana Pacers +1125</p><p>Brooklyn Nets +1150</p><p>Toronto Raptors +2150</p><p>Miami Heat +2500</p><p>Orlando Magic +6000</p><p>Atlanta Hawks +7000</p><p>Detroit Pistons +10000</p><p>Chicago Bulls +18000</p><p>New York Knicks +25000</p><p>Washington Wizards +30000</p><p>Cleveland Cavaliers +75000</p><p>Charlotte Hornets +75000</p></div>
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