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Caris LeVert reacts to getting 3-year extension with Nets

Nets, Caris LeVert,

Caris LeVert can’t help but be excited for the start of next season, especially since he just signed a new contract to stay with the Brooklyn Nets.

LeVert agreed on a three-year, $52.5 million extension which will kick in at the start of the 2020-21 season. He is locked with the Nets until 2022-23 and will become a free agent alongside Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan.

After news of the extension was reported, LeVert immediately took it to Twitter to show his reaction.

The Nets made a good move by signing LeVert now as opposed to waiting for him to become a restricted free agent next season. With Durant, Irving and Jordan eating up most of Brooklyn’s cap space, giving the 25-year-old an even bigger contract would’ve caused Brooklyn to be closer to the luxury tax threshold.

LeVert’s deal will prevent the Nets from worrying about other teams potentially offering him a bigger contract next season. Although he would’ve been a restricted free agent, Brooklyn probably didn’t want to risk the idea of a team giving him a deal worth $20 million or more annually.

LeVert has the potential to be an All-Star in the league, so locking him up for the next five years ensures the Nets that they have a cornerstone for their future. Brooklyn won in free agency, and they continue winning this offseason.