Caris LeVert reveals 2017 advice from Warriors’ Kevin Durant
Despite winning the first game, the Nets were unable to pull another game out and bowed out of their first playoffs since the 2014-15 season.
Even though they only notched on game this postseason, the Nets are ahead of schedule in terms of its rebuild, despite not having their draft pick for multiple years as they slogged through 21-win, 20-win and 28-win seasons in consecutive years.
One extremely bright spot of this season was Caris LeVert, who acquitted himself well during the playoffs and often looked like the Nets’ best player – looking like a far more lethal on-ball scorer and ballhandler than the team’s lone All-Star, injury replacement D’Angelo Russell.
LeVert was recently interviewed by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and quoted by Anthony Puccio of SB Nation’s Nets Daily blog regarding the advice that LeVert received from Kevin Durant in the 2017 offseason:
Caris LeVert on Kevin Durant’s advice back in 2017:
“He told me, ‘keep basketball the main thing, everything else will fall into place. If you focus on this for the short span of time we have as basketball players, then everything else will fall into place.’”
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) April 27, 2019
As you can see, Durant extolled the virtues of focusing on the game of basketball, saying that everything else will fall into place.
Let’s hope that’s the case for LeVert, as he certainly flashed a lot of potential during the playoffs for an extremely productive and entertaining career.