The Brooklyn Nets have come to a contract extension with guard Caris LeVert, reportedly worth $52.5 million over the next 3 seasons. Although he missed 42 games with an ankle injury this past year, LeVert showed his potential in the Nets’ playoff run and has become a core member of the team over his first 3 years in the NBA.
A first-round pick in the 2016 NBA draft, LeVert became eligible for his rookie extension and took full advantage of it. He just turned 25 on Sunday and expressed his excitement on Twitter.
LeVert averaged 21 points in the 5 game playoff series with Philadelphia and played a big role in attracting free agents Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this summer. The Nets have turned into a must-watch team this season in the NBA, and their core of Irving, Durant, LeVert, Spencer Dwinwiddie, and DeAndre Jordan are all signed through the 2021-22 season.