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Nets’ Caris LeVert records first career triple-double in win vs. Spurs


Brooklyn Nets wing Caris LeVert has been on an absolute tear lately. Less than a week after exploding for a career-high 51 points in an overtime victory over the Boston Celtics, the former Michigan star hit another milestone.

On Friday against the San Antonio Spurs, the 6-foot-6 swingman managed to record his first career triple-double in a 19-point Brooklyn win. Totaling 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in only 31 minutes, LeVert is proving that the team can win without star point guard Kyrie Irving.

The former 20th overall pick has shown great potential and ability in his four seasons in Brooklyn but has often been sidelined by injuries. This season has been no different. LeVert has played in just 37 of the Nets’ 62 games this season.

LeVert has played in more than 57 games in just one of his three seasons as a Net but regardless, when healthy, LeVert is proving that he can be a star for Brooklyn.

On the season as a whole, the fourth-year pro is averaging a career-high 17.2 points, 3.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 40.8 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from deep.

While it’s unclear what exactly LeVert’s role will be when superstars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant return next season, the young wing is making a case to be a major part of a Brooklyn team that, while only the eighth seed in the East this season, is certainly on the rise.