December 6, 2017, 10:01 am
Despite some blips in the first 23 games of the season, coach Kenny Atkinson has been impressed with LeVert rising to the challenge of learning a new position. “With Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo out, he’s our defacto second unit point guard…I think we’ve seen his game grow since he’s taken that role,” Atkinson said after the win in Atlanta on Monday. LeVert’s numbers have actually improved playing at point guard. After shooting just 36 percent in October, he is now averaging 10.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists on 45 percent since taking over as the second unit point guard while returning top-125 value in the last week. He is a nice buy-low opportunity and the minutes will be there as Atkinson seems to have manufactured a way to get him consistent playing time in the Nets’ rotation.