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: $1,562,280
“For sure. An injury, that was always minor for me,’’ LeVert, 22, told The Post. “I was never really worried about that, because, life [toughened me]. I’ve been through things in life that are way worse than a foot injury.” Things like losing his father, Darryl, when LeVert was just 15. It had been Darryl, a graphic designer who had played Division III hoops himself, who had put a basketball in LeVert’s crib as a baby. It was his father who used to school LeVert and his younger brother — also named Darryl — in games of H-O-R-S-E.
But on Easter morning, after having watched the Final Four games with his father just the night before, LeVert heard the yell from his brother. LeVert sprinted downstairs to the family room and found his father lying cold on the floor. He was dead from a heart attack, just 46 years old. “For sure [it molded me]. I was the oldest male in the house from when I was a sophomore in high school, so I definitely had to grow up a lot quicker,’’ LeVert said. “I had to do things that I wouldn’t have had to do if he was still living, had to make certain decisions for myself, had to try to mentor my brother while I was still a little kid, too. It was definitely tough, but it forced me to grow up.”
Eagle told Brian Egan and Michael Smeltz that the he thinks that there are “very few untouchables” (21:03) on the Nets roster, notably rookies Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead and Jeremy Lin, who he believes despite his injury is “in for the long haul.” (21:50). LeVert and Whitehead, he added, are particularly important for Sean Marks and Trajon Langdon because general managers know they “build your reputation in the draft” and the new guys in the front office did very well in 2016.