Nets sign guard Caris LeVert to contract extension
The 2016 first-round pick was averaging a team-best 18.4 points in his first 13 games before sustaining a dislocated right foot, a gruesome-looking injury that had players in prayer as he was taken off the court on a stretcher.
But it was quickly determined that he wouldn’t need surgery and would be able to return during the season, which he did after missing about three months. He helped the Nets make the playoffs, where he averaged 21 points in a first-round loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed.
General manager Sean Marks says “Caris personifies what it means to be a Brooklyn Net, and we firmly believe his best basketball is in front of him.”