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Hand specialist claims Nets’ Caris LeVert will be back on the court in five or six weeks

Caris LeVert

Brooklyn Nets small forward Caris LeVert underwent successful surgery to repair ligaments in his right thumb after sustaining an injury against the Phoenix Suns.

A hand specialist who spoke to Brian Lewis of The New York Post claims LeVert will be back on the court for the Nets in five or six weeks.

On the season, LeVert is averaging 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. He’s shooting 42.1 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free-throw line.

LeVert signed a three-year, $52 million extension with the Nets in August. He suffered a dislocated right foot last November against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but has completely recovered from it and is one of the best young players in the NBA.

The Nets are putting up 119.2 points per game, which is good for second in the NBA. However, Brooklyn is struggling on defense. The Nets are giving up 121.4 points a night. That’s 29th in the league.

Brooklyn faces the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in The Mile-High City. The Nuggets are 7-3 on the season. It’s never easy to win a game in Denver because of the altitude. Let’s see if Brooklyn can pull off the upset. Kyrie Irving will play despite dealing with a shoulder injury.