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Sean Marks says Caris LeVert ‘personifies what it means to be a Brooklyn Net’

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The Brooklyn Nets announced small forward Caris LeVert’s contract extension on Monday in a press release.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported late Sunday evening LeVert is signing a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Nets.

Nets general manager Sean Marks says LeVert “personifies what it means to be a Brooklyn Net.”

“Caris personifies what it means to be a Brooklyn Net, and we firmly believe his best basketball is in front of him,” Marks said, via Nets.com. “The growth he has displayed in his first three seasons is a testament to his tireless work ethic, along with an unrelenting will to maximize his talents and achieve team success. Our entire organization is excited to continue to have Caris as one of the leaders of our program moving forward.”

Caris LeVert averaged 13.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 40 games last season. He suffered a dislocated right foot in November, but didn’t require surgery.

LeVert showed the world he was completely back from the injury in the 2019 postseason. The talented swingman put up 21.0 points per game in the Nets’ five-game playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers. Brooklyn lost to the Sixers, but the franchise was thrilled to see LeVert showcase his skills on the NBA’s brightest stage.

LeVert is very excited for next season. The Nets signed Kevin DurantKyrie IrvingDeAndre Jordan, Garrett Temple and Wilson Chandler in free agency this summer. Even though Durant is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear, Brooklyn is still going to make a lot of noise with Irving, Jordan, LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen and Joe Harris leading the charge.