Caris LeVert out vs. Jazz with sprained thumb
Brooklyn Nets small forward Caris LeVert won’t play against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.
LeVert it out with a left thumb sprain:
Caris LeVert is OUT in Utah with left thumb sprain.
— Greg Logan (@GregLogan1) November 11, 2019
LeVert took a hard fall on Sunday against the Phoenix Suns. The Nets swingman had his finger examined after the game.
On the season, LeVert is averaging 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. He’s shooting 42.1 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free-throw line.
After losing to the Suns on Sunday, Brooklyn is now 4-5 on the season.
The Nets are scoring the ball really well early on in the season. They are putting up 119.8 points per game, which is good for third in the NBA.
However, the Nets are struggling on defense. Brooklyn is giving up 121.7 points a night, 29th in the league.
The Nets take on the Jazz, Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls to finish off their five-game road trip. Head coach Kenny Atkinson will update the status of LeVert accordingly.
LeVert signed a three-year, $52 million extension with the Nets in August. He suffered a dislocated right foot last November against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but has completely recovered from it and is one of the best young players in the NBA.