Caris LeVert Rumors

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Caris LeVert
Caris LeVert
Position: G
Born: 08/25/94
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:200 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $1,632,480
Bembry’s agent, Adam Pensack, said about five workouts with NBA teams were canceled for his client due to the death of his brother. One was a workout with the Chicago Bulls against then-Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine. The Bulls ended up drafting Valentine with the 14th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. A workout for the Indiana Pacers was also canceled. Indiana also drafted a shooting guard in Michigan’s Caris LeVert with the 20th pick. A workout with the Toronto Raptors, owners of the ninth and 28th picks, was also canceled. With Bembry in mourning, the last thing Pensack was going to do was push his client to work out for teams to help improve his draft stock. Among the workouts Bembry did take part in before his brother died was a productive one with the Hawks, who had the 21st pick.
Atkinson agreed it’s important for LeVert to develop chemistry with Russell, but he suggested the urgency to win games might mean that those two could play with the second unit when starting point guard Jeremy Lin sits. “We have to do what’s best for the team at the end of the day,” Atkinson said. “I’m not going to look at the media guide and say, ‘He’s 22. We’re going to play him,’ and the other guy is playing better. I’m not going to do that. Let’s see how it works out.”
When Rooks asked how Nets fans should feel about the coming season, the sophomore swingman didn’t hold back. “I think they should be super excited,” he told Rooks. “We have a lot of new faces. We have a lot of guys with similar skillsets but at the same time, also very unique. We have a lot of wings but you have a guy like Allen (Crabbe) who can really shoot, you’ve got a guy like Rondae who can really defend and really finish around the basket. “I think we have a lot of pieces that really go well together and it will be interesting to see how quickly we can mesh together and go out there and win games.”