Nets ink LeVert to reported 3-year, $52.5M extension
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The Brooklyn Nets and wing Caris LeVert have agreed to a contract extension, the team announced on Monday. It's a three-year deal worth $52.5 million, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

LeVert's extension will kick in for the 2020-21 season.

The deal amounts to a very nice birthday gift for LeVert, who turned 25 years old Sunday.

"This is where I started my career, and this is where I want to continue it," LeVert said in a video posted Sunday evening.

With LeVert committing long term, the Nets now have most of their core under team control through 2022-23. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and DeAndre Jordan all joined the team on four-year contracts this summer, with Durant and Irving holding player options for the 2022-23 season.

Since being selected 20th overall in 2016, LeVert's role in Brooklyn has steadily increased. Although he was limited to just 40 games last regular season, the Michigan product still averaged a career-high 13.7 points per game.

Through three campaigns, he's averaged 11.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and one steal in just under 25 minutes per contest.

Nets ink LeVert to reported 3-year, $52.5M extension
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