Caris LeVert (NBA 2K19 Player Rating 76)
Caris LeVert was acquired by the Brooklyn Nets during the 2016 NBA Draft after being taken by the Indiana Pacers. Due to his twice-broken foot coming out of Michigan, he fell to 20th overall. If healthy, LeVert could have been drafted around 10-15.
LeVert has been progressing at a high level each season for the Brooklyn Nets. Since his rookie season, LeVert has been giving a bigger role and played multiple positions for the Brooklyn Nets. To go along with his bigger role, LeVert has recieved more minutes and more touches on the court.
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On the offensive end, LeVert is a dangerous guard for opponents. He can pull up and shoot the ball from behind the arc and from mid-range. His 3-point shooting has gotten better each season, but he shoots the 3 ball with confidence. LeVert shoots the 3 ball best when not contested.
In other words, he shoots best in catch-and-shoot plays. Last season, LeVert shot 34.7 percent from behind the arc.
His mid-range game is more productive. He can shoot pull-up jumpers from the top of the key at a high level. To go along with his strong mid-range shooting, LeVert drives the ball at a high level. When driving, LeVert has great footwork in order to create space by the rim.
He embraces contact and can finish with both hands at the rim. Overall, LeVert is a verstale scorer making him one of Brooklyn’s best wing options.
Despite his good play at the wing position, LeVert has the ability and skill set to play the guard position. He has good handles and great court vision. It is likely that we can expect LeVert to play some minutes at the point guard position next season.
On the defensive end, LeVert uses his size and length to guard multiple positions. He has great court awareness and does a great job on help defense. LeVert can guard bigger players off switch plays due to his size but he works best guarding a wing.
He is a steal threat and can turn it into transition points. LeVert averaged 1.2 steals per game making him one of the best steal players on the Brooklyn Nets roster.
Based on his play over the past two seasons and other players rated at 76, the rating is accurate. Other 76-rated shooting guards are:
LeVert’s 76 rating has a good chance of rising during the 2018-19 season. He is expected to get more minutes and a bigger role under Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson’s pace-and-space offense and a potential breakout season. LeVert is one of the few Nets to keep an eye out for next season.