Brooklyn Nets commit long term to Caris LeVert with a multi-year extension

Caris LeVert, Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Caris LeVert, Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets are continuing to make splashes this offseason by securing their future with the contract extension to potential All-Star Caris LeVert.

As the calendar quickly flips to September and the countdown begins to the new NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets are still making moves to improve the roster. The latest move helped to secure the team’s future with a three-year, $52.5 million rookie extension to Caris LeVert.

LeVert will be entering his fourth season with the Nets has avoided the pending free agency summer of 2020 with this extension. The former Michigan Wolverine averaged 13.7 point per game last season after only being able to suit up for 40 games due to a gruesome leg injury. LeVert showed flashes all season of being a potential All-Star in the league and clutch player winning games down the stretch.

The Nets are already winning this offseason after significant acquisitions of All-Star players Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and DeAndre Jordan. The extension to LeVert shows the team is still focused on building within their system and developing young players. Nets general manager Sean Marks released a statement on the team’s website praising LeVert’s passion and impact on the franchise.

"“Caris personifies what it means to be a Brooklyn Net, and we firmly believe his best basketball is in front of him, 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.”"

The Nets have now spent over 400 million dollars in contracts to players this offseason. The team continues to echo the mission of their new sole owner Joe Tsai about looking to win right now in the league. Last season’s squad was viewed primarily as a pleasant surprise during their impressive run to the playoffs. The image of the team since bein eliminated by the Philadelphia 76ers has quickly switched to favorites and potential powerhouses of the eastern conference.

The Nets will be faced however with the looming free agency of sharpshooter and current USA National basketball team member Joe Harris. Harris could be playing his last season in Brooklyn as the Nets appear to have made their future shooting guard choice a summer early.

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The franchise is clicking on all cylinders so it’s not outside of the realm of possibility that Harris still could return as well.