As the Brooklyn Nets continue on with their successful season, they are now set to receive a boost in the form of a key player returning from injury.
Starting shooting guard Caris LeVert, who has been sidelined since dislocating his foot back in November, is on the cusp of making his return according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Nets reportedly expect LeVert to be back prior to the upcoming 2019 NBA All-Star Break.
Brooklyn’s Caris LeVert (foot) will return to five on five practice soon and there’s optimism the gifted guard can return to Nets lineup prior to the All-Star Break, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2019
Caris LeVert was sensational to open the season before the unfortunate foot injury. The talented guard was enjoying his best season as a pro by far prior to getting hurt, averaging 18.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in less than 30 minutes of playing time.
Since LeVert has been sidelined the Nets have held it down in his absence, steadily ascending up the Eastern Conference rankings. The Nets currently rank sixth out East with a 28-26 record and getting LeVert back soon will only aid their push for a playoff spot for the first time in four years.
Backcourt mate D’Angelo Russell has played tremendous basketball himself and even earned an All-Star spot. The Nets have been operating with sharpshooter Joe Harris as their starting two-guard for the time being and while his play has been serviceable, getting LeVert back within the coming weeks should prove to be a huge boost for this playoff hopeful.