August 8, 2020, 5:22 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert (rest), Jarrett Allen (left ankle sprain) and Joe Harris (left groin contusion) are all considered doubtful to play on Sunday against the Clippers.
After sitting out earlier in the week, LeVert had been productive for the Nets over their two most recent games. With a playoff spot guaranteed, the Nets are going to elect to give him the night off. He will join Allen and Harris on the sidelines, both of whom continue to battle minor injury concerns.
Source: Anthony Puccio on Twitter
August 7, 2020, 8:02 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert put up a nice all-around line on Friday, dropping 22 points (9-of-21 FG, 3-of-8 3PT) and adding seven assists, five rebounds and three steals in 36 minutes.
LeVert missed Tuesday's action against the Bucks (thigh contusion) but returned the next day vs. the Celtics, scoring five point and grabbing five boards. He's handled a heavy load during the five games the Nets have played in the bubble, as expected, and should continue to do so unless he suffers an injury. Don't put it past him to get hurt in the final three games in Orlando at the NBA's Disney World campus, as he's dealt with a handful of injuries during his pro career.
August 6, 2020, 12:22 amCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert (thigh contusion) got back on the court on Wednesday and posted a solid line highlighted by 13 points (6-of-14 shooting), five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.
The defensive numbers were solid, but we can't really fault LeVert for his low-scoring output, given that the Celtics ran away with the game early on. The takeaway here is that the Nets' currently active star was able see 27 minutes – a nod that his thigh contusion was not much of an issue, if at all. He should be able to drop monster lines once he has his legs back underneath him.
August 5, 2020, 7:54 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert (thigh contusion) and Joe Harris (right hamstring/lower back tightness) are both available to play vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.
Caris LeVert, Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen all sat vs. the Bucks on Tuesday, but what was left of the Nets were still able to pull out an upset victory over the Bucks. LeVert and Harris are available and Allen was not on the injury report. They are the three best players on the Nets' roster in the NBA restart and should see plenty of minutes when they are active.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
August 5, 2020, 12:36 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert (thigh contusion) is considered probable to play during Wednesday's game.
LeVert was given the day off on Tuesday, which was the first half of a back-to-back situation for the Nets. It's not a major surprise that he and Joe Harris are expected to face the Celtics. While LeVert shot just 11-for-25 against the Wizards on Sunday, the volume alone makes him an attractive play in many situations.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
August 3, 2020, 1:15 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert (thigh contusion) will not play against the Bucks on Tuesday.
LeVert is coming off an inefficient 34-point outing on Sunday, and the Nets have a nearly insurmountable lead over the Wizards for the final playoff spot so they'll give their top guys a day off against the juggernaut Bucks. There's going to be a ton of shots to go around tomorrow, with tons of other Nets on the board as cheap fantasy options: Chris Chiozza, Tyler Johnson, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Garrett Temple, Rodions Kurucs and Jamal Crawford — but possibly more than that.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
August 2, 2020, 4:54 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert led the Nets to a 118-110 victory over the Wizards on Sunday with 34 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two threes.
LeVert led all scorers but this fantasy line isn't as great as it seems at first blush — he went 11-for-25 from the field and a mediocre 10-of-13 at the free throw line while failing to produce any defensive stats in a whopping 39 minutes. There are no questions about LeVert's potential and role in the bubble, but if he can't score efficiently he's not going to deliver on all the pre-resumption hype. LeVert has an outside chance to lead the Orlando session in scoring and usage, so you just have to hope that his efficiency doesn't counteract all of those positives — at least in roto formats.
July 31, 2020, 7:25 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert posted 17 points (7-of-17 FG), seven assists, two rebounds, one steal and four turnovers against the Magic on Friday.
LeVert got up plenty of shots which is not a surprise considering what's left of the Nets' roster. He will be the main distributor on most nights and if he can shoot half-decently he figures to be a mid-round performer. However, the field goal percentage will be the key stat that determines how valuable LeVert will be for the remaining seven games. He will have the green light every possession.
July 25, 2020, 8:18 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert led the Nets to a 124-119 scrimmage win over the Spurs on Saturday with 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field and 8-of-9 shots from the free throw line.
LeVert is starting to look like the superstar we've been waiting to emerge. He also rounded out his line for the night by adding two rebounds, three assists, three triples and three steals to the box score. It's lines like this that make him a hot target in resumption league drafts.
July 22, 2020, 9:32 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert struggled in his first action in Orlando, shooting 5-of-18 from the field and 0-of-6 from three on his way to scoring 10 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in a blowout loss to the Pelicans.
LeVert had a night to forget, and luckily this is just a scrimmage. He will have all the usage he can handle in Orlando with Spencer Dinwiddie, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant all sidelined. LeVert will be the Nets best playmaker by far and should have a high floor in DFS as he will likely be have the ball in his hands often and won't be shy to take his shot.
July 6, 2020, 9:36 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert finished the year averaging 17.7 points, 1.8 3s, 4.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocks for 132/182 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
LeVert had injury troubles as well this year (a common theme for the Nets) but he was able to cap off his season with a strong run as one of their primary playmakers. The counting stats are there, but the efficiency wasn't, but that's usually the case with players returning from injury. It's hard to see him keeping up the development as long as Kyrie Irving and Spencer Dinwiddie handle the ball, but with the resumption throwing things off the rails, we might see some big LeVert games this summer.
July 4, 2020, 9:35 amCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert embraces challenge of being a leader.
LeVert has been an active participant in the racial inequality protests and admitted that basketball is very minor right now compared to everything else going on in the world but is ready for the NBA restart saying, "For me, it’s just taking on that challenge of being a leader, being the leader of that group, going down there with some of the most experience on the team, playoff experience." In the 16 games since rejoining the starting lineup, LeVert has put up All-Star numbers with 24.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists, while shooting 41.7 percent from three-point range and leading the Nets to a 9-7 record over that span. The upward trajectory continues for the Nets' 20th overall pick in the 2016 draft.
May 21, 2020, 5:17 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, the Nets have had internal discussions for Bradley Beal of the Wizards.
If the Nets were to add Beal, they would likely have to give up Caris LeVert and/or Spencer Dinwiddie to have the salaries match. The Nets would add Beal to an already dominant duo in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, which would appear to elevate them in the race to the top in the East. However, from a fantasy perspective, this move would likely lower Beal's ceiling as there would be less usage for him playing alongside two superstars.
Source: NY Daily News
March 11, 2020, 2:12 amCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert had an impressive all-around performance in a win over the Lakers on Tuesday, tallying 22 points (8-of-20 shooting), seven rebounds, four assists three 3s, two steals and one block.
This is LeVert's third straight game where he's scored 22 points or more. He's finishing 2019-20 off with a flurry and has been just outside the fantasy top-40 over the past two weeks with averages of 25.5 points, 2.8 triples, 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
March 8, 2020, 6:18 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert put up 23 points, six rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers on Sunday against the Bulls.
LeVert's counting stats have been sublime lately but his shooting has been all over the map. He went 7-of-14 today and 9-of-16 on Friday, but bookended his 51-point explosion (17-of-26 FG) with 6-for-19 and 6-for-17 performances. There will be ups and downs but LeVert is getting tons of usage and belongs in all lineups.