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Caris LeVert reacts to Jamal Crawford signing with Nets

Caris Levert, Nets, Jamal Crawford

Caris LeVert is thrilled Jamal Crawford is on the Brooklyn Nets.

Both LeVert and Crawford went to the University of Michigan, so they’ve developed a bond over that.

Moreover, Crawford was LeVert’s favorite player growing up.

For the Nets to even make the 2020 playoffs, LeVert and Crawford are going to have to score the heck out of the ball during Brooklyn’s eight seeding games at Walt Disney World. The Nets will be without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Wilson Chandler and Taurean Prince in Orlando.

To reach the postseason, Brooklyn has to hold off the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards during the seeding games. As it stands, the Nets are seventh place in the East. Brooklyn, Orlando and Washington will jostle for the seventh and eighth seeds.

Before games were suspended in March, LeVert was averaging 17.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Nets in 39 contests. The talented swingman was shooting 41.4 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.0 percent from the free-throw line.

The last time we saw Crawford play, he dropped 51 points against the Dallas Mavericks as a member of the Phoenix Suns at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year has a career NBA average of 14.6 points per game. The Nets signed him for one reason and that’s to get buckets in a hurry.