Kevin Durant intrigued by idea of playing with Caris LeVert
New Brooklyn Nets star addition Kevin Durant was reportedly intrigued by the idea of playing next to Caris LeVert, a young up-and-coming talent that has started to flourish as one of the most dynamic players in the league.
A high-ranking source close to the Nets told Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily in mid-April that Durant was “seriously considering” Brooklyn as a landing spot. That same source discussed how the two-time NBA Finals MVP was interested in playing with LeVert.
LeVert said he didn’t pressure Durant, but the two did talk.
“We have a good friendship, but I never really pressured him about it or that type of stuff. When he got hurt I reached out, kind of made sure he was OK and everything like that. But obviously he knows that he’s a great player, he knows that I would love to play with him. But I kind of left him alone with that stuff.”
LeVert was far from the only one in the roster to plant the seed of possibility of a new future in Brooklyn, as reserve point guard Spencer Dinwiddie had talked with Kyrie Irving throughout the regular season, telling him all the positives that could come with a move in the offseason.
Ultimately Irving and Durant joined forces and signed with the Nets, and now LeVert and Dinwiddie will be there to see the fruits of their friendship reap the benefits they’re expected to get by adding two All-Stars to the roster.