Video: Nets’ Caris LeVert seen shooting around in Houston
Brooklyn Nets small forward Caris LeVert seems to be progressing well from his injury and is now taking jump shots with the team during morning shootarounds.
The Nets’ official Twitter account posted a video of the team’s morning shootaround on Wednesday from Houston, and Caris LeVert was seen taking jump shots with his teammates.
LeVert suffered a right foot dislocation back in November against the Minnesota Timberwolves. While there is still no timetable for his return, it’s really good to see the 24-year-old on his feet and getting up some shots.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 16, 2019
Before suffering the gruesome injury in Minnesota, LeVert was averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game for the Nets. The swingman was shooting 47.5 percent from the field, 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free-throw line.
Doctors said LeVert is expected to return this season. When he spoke to the media in November, LeVert was non-committal when asked by reporters when he thinks he’ll be able to return. With this type of injury, there is no point in rushing back. LeVert should only play when he’s ready to, both mentally and physically.
The Nets enter Wednesday with a record of 22-23, good for seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. The franchise hasn’t made the postseason since 2015.