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Caris LeVert wants to be up there with ‘the top players in the league’

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Caris LeVert was happy he got an extension with the Brooklyn Nets this summer, but the talented small forward knows he can’t stop working now.

LeVert signed a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Nets. The swingman is grateful Brooklyn trusted him to give him that lucrative extension and vows to never stop improving until he’s one of the best players in the NBA.

“It felt gratifying with all the work I’ve put in since I was a kid, but I think for me I have a lot more work to do,” LeVert told Bill Bender of Sporting News. “People are excited for me, but at the same time I feel like I still have that much work to do because I want to be up there with the top players in the league.”

LeVert averaged 13.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 40 games last season for the Nets. He suffered a dislocated right foot in November against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but didn’t require surgery and was able to return to the floor.

LeVert showed the basketball world he was completely back from the injury in the 2019 postseason. The youngster put up 21.0 points per game in the Nets’ five-game playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers.

While Brooklyn lost to the Sixers, Nets franchise was thrilled to see LeVert showcase his skills on the NBA’s brightest stage.