Brooklyn Nets: What should the starting five look like?

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Caris LeVert

Caris LeVert has the makeup of an NBA All-Star, a string of bad luck with irksome injuries have derailed his progression thus far in the league. However, if he manages to stay healthy, LeVert could be on his way to a breakout campaign in the 2019/20 season.

He struggled initially when he came back from his gruesome-looking ankle injury, but in the latter half of March and then continued into April he found his rhythm.

In the first round of the playoffs against the 76ers, he averaged 21.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and recorded a very efficent 61.2 TS%.

He’s never played more than 16 percent of his minutes in any year of his career at the two, the three is a good fit for the 24-year-old (though his versatility allows for him to play essentially 1-4) .

Play-by-Play Table
Posi Posi Posi Posi Posi
Season Age Tm Pos G MP PG% SG% SF% PF% C%
2016-17 22 BRK SF 57 1237 16% 84%
2017-18 23 BRK SF 71 1864 15% 85%
2018-19 24 BRK SF 40 1063 8% 77% 16%

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Generated 7/16/2019.

With two superstars on the roster, LeVert could see how they operate and elevate his own game to new heights. Guarding Irving in practice is a challenge he looks forward to and will likely make him a better on-ball defender against the more deceptive guards in the league.

Fans have reason to be excited about his growth, he’ll be a starter come Game 1 of the regular season.