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
Michigan coach John Beilein guided the Wolverines to the Final Four while Caris LeVert and Nik Stauskas were freshmen at the program, but that’s not the memory of Beilein that sticks with either Brooklyn Nets player. “I’ll always respect him because I think the first time I talked to him it was like a month or two before I went to school because I had a late recruitment,” LeVert said. “It was the first time I talked to him, and he told me, ‘We’ve got a lot of good players coming in, and you’ll probably redshirt.’ He told me that straight up, and I really appreciated him for that. He didn’t really sugarcoat anything. He could’ve told me I was going to come in and start. He could’ve told me anything just to get me to come there, but he told me straight up. He was like, ‘I think you’ll probably redshirt. We’ve got a lot of guys who I think honestly are better than you. You can come in and work for your spot, but we don’t need you as a program. We would love to have you, but we don’t need you. You’ll have to come in and work.’ I really respected that.”
In talking about the Nets, Jeremy Lin said he’s aware that there is, at least for now, a logjam in the Nets backcourt with him, D’Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, Allen Crabbe, etc. Lin, who turns 30 in August, is between four and eight years older than any of them. But he assured Lowe that he’s not worried about how it will work out, mainly because of his confidence in himself and the character of the players on the Nets. “I think I’m much more comfortable with myself, where I’m at and with my skill set. I know what I can bring to the team. Watching us right now, it’s just hard, we’re 19-41 at this point and I feel bad, I want to help my team, man,” Lin told Lowe. “I’m not so much focused on how it will sort itself out. I think it will naturally sort itself out. These aren’t bad guys like we totally and legitimately root for each other. “