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Nets’ Caris LeVert comments on Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant acquisitions, D’Angelo Russell trade

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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert is excited to have two All-star teammates, but he is also sad that D’Angelo Russell had to go this summer.

LeVert is excited for what is in store for the Nets after acquiring Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. The 24-year-old feels that they are now a better team with the arrival of his new superstar teammates.

“Very excited, on both ends,” LeVert said via Michael Scotto of The Athletic. “I feel like we got a lot better as a team.”

Irving left the Boston Celtics and signed a four-year, $141 million deal with the Nets. Durant, on the other hand, inked a four-year, $161 million deal, which was finalized through a sign-and-trade agreement with the Golden State Warriors.

In the process, the Nets also sent Russell to the Warriors. LeVert admitted that it was tough for him to see Russell go, especially after what they achieved last season.

Russell, who made his first All-Star appearance in the 2018-19 campaign, helped the Nets end their three-year playoff drought.

“You hate to see somebody like D’Angelo go,” LeVert added. “He was great for our organization. One of my best friends as well. But good to see him get paid, good team as well.”