January 25, 2017, 7:42 pm
Caris LeVert was matched up with D-Leaguers as the Heat entered Wednesday’s game as depleted as ever, and despite getting 26 minutes all he could return for owners was 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting with one rebound, four assists and one three.
Ouch. He used a crossover dribble on one play and it looked cool but concerns about the stat set, teammates, mpg, injury risk, rest days and whether or not a stash will return proper ROI are all the same questions we’ve had the whole time. LeVert has returned top 130-140 value over his last 14 games, averaging 22.2 minutes with 9.3 points, 1.3 treys, 2.4 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 52.9 percent shooting. He’s shooting 45.5 percent on the year and that’s where the shooting would regress in this sample, so a slide toward the top-175 on a per-game basis is where this would sit if you change out that shooting number.
LeVert will need to improve his minutes and continue progressing in all categories to move toward the top-100. Factor in games played and the various logjam issues and it’s not enough to just see some flashy plays and two weeks of green shot charts to give you guys a ‘run, don’t walk’ moment.