The Brooklyn Nets hit the jackpot this summer when they signed Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to multi-year deals. After making the playoffs this past season, their expectations will rise even higher for the 2019-20 campaign.
But do they have another move up their sleeve?
ESPN’s Zach Lowe, in a recent article, suggests there might be something in store for Brooklyn involving young forward Caris LeVert.
“Brooklyn is different. The Nets have a bundle of young players and a cupboard full of picks. Durant is recovering from an Achilles tear. Depending on your taste (and your proximity to Boston), Irving is something like the 15th-best player in the league — not on the “all-time” level, and a notch below both Clippers. The Nets might want more bankable star power. They could have two first-rounders in the 2020 draft. They just signed Caris LeVert to a three-year, $52 million extension that came in lower than most executives expected. If he improves, LeVert on that deal is a trade asset.”
As far as what kind of “bankable star power” the Nets could acquire, Lowe gives no names in particular. But guys like Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, and Zach LaVine could be available for the right price.
Last season, LeVert averaged 13.7 points and 3.9 assists on 42.9% shooting in just his third season in the league.