January 29, 2017, 12:17 am
Caris LeVert scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 27 minutes off the bench in Saturday’s loss to the Nets.
LeVert would be a lot more fun if he was the featured guy and though he got a lot of run in this one he got torched a couple of times on defense and Kenny Atkinson wasn’t thrilled with the effort on that end of the floor after the game. Whatever the case may be, all of the previous analysis of risks stands as far as keeping up his minutes, improving on his stat set, avoiding days off, injury risk and teammates that are going to cut into all of the above. We hope he succeeds but at the same time we would rather keep things in perspective than throw a premature party at readers’ expense. He’s a stash with uncertain ROI at this point.