12:47 AM EST, Thu November 15, 2018
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LISTEN UP! Nets deflated following Heat loss, discuss importance of Caris LeVert

LISTEN UP! Nets deflated following Heat loss, discuss importance of Caris LeVert

Post-game audio: D’Angelo Russell, Joe Harris and Kenny Atkinson. D’Angelo Russell Joe Harris Kenny Atkinson
2 hours ago
Life without Caris: Nets lose third straight in blowout fashion, 120-107

Life without Caris: Nets lose third straight in blowout fashion, 120-107

The Nets are now 6-9 on the season. “It’s been a tough 48 hours ... the toughest for Caris. Now we have another game in our face. We have to be ready,” Kenny Atkinson said before the Nets faced off against the Miami Heat. They weren’t ready. The Nets got their first dose of life without Caris LeVert and they answered with an absolute dud, losing to the 6-8 Miami Heat, 120-107, Wednesday night. The Nets have lost three consecutive games with the three coming against Golden State, Minnesota and now Miami. There really isn’t much to be said about this one. They gave up 37 points in...
5 hours ago
Sean Marks: ‘No timeline’ for Caris LeVert return

Sean Marks: ‘No timeline’ for Caris LeVert return

The last 48 hours have been “emotional” and ‘frustrating,” Sean Marks told reporters before the Heat game Wednesday, but declined to provide a timeline for Caris LeVert’s return from a dislocated foot. “I never talk about timelines,” said Marks, adding, “Put it this way: I’ll never bet against Caris LeVert.” In describing the immediate aftermath of the injury which took place with 3.7 seconds left in the first half vs Minnesota, Marks said, “It was emotional for sure. Whenever you see a young man go down like that, it’s heart-wrenching,” And while he was relieved...
5 hours ago
Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat Live Game Thread: It’s good to be home

Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat Live Game Thread: It’s good to be home

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (6-8) vs. Miami Heat (5-8) WHAT: Good new, bad news is behind us - time to get a win for Caris. WHERE: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY WHEN: 7:30 p.m. EST HOW: YES, FSSUN; NBA League Pass THE STORY: Game Preview I know is is a game preview and my job here is usually to briefly update you all on what happened in the last game and then look ahead to the next, but I’m going to take a minute to talk about Caris Levert because nothing else in the Nets world is as important at the moment. Watching Caris develop into a budding star this season was not only fun, it didn’t...
16 hours ago
Spencer Dinwiddie talks to NetsDaily about Nets emotional roller-coaster

Spencer Dinwiddie talks to NetsDaily about Nets emotional roller-coaster

Pooch caught up with Spencer Dinwiddie Tuesday night at an NBA sneaker event. They talked about Caris LeVert’s injury ... and prognosis There isn’t much to be said after you witness your 24-year-old teammate endure what looked like one of the ugliest injuries in years. You put in so much time, so much work together to accomplish something together – as a team. And in Brooklyn, everybody is family, and that everybody feels each triumph and each devastation. Spencer Dinwiddie has been by Caris LeVert’s side since his rookie season. The two have become the poster-boys for development...
Nov 13, 2018
Back at Barclays, Nets welcome Heat

Back at Barclays, Nets welcome Heat

I know is is a game preview and my job here is usually to briefly update you all on what happened in the last game and then look ahead to the next, but I’m going to take a minute to talk about Caris Levert because nothing else in the Nets world is as important at the moment. Watching Caris develop into a budding star this season was not only fun, it didn’t only bring more wins to the record and joy to the game; it was an affirmation of everything the Nets have been building over the last few years. He was the first one to hit, the one that put the work in and got the results he, and...
Nov 13, 2018
POWER RANKINGS: Sort of an afterthought after Monday night

POWER RANKINGS: Sort of an afterthought after Monday night

Prior to Monday’s game, most of the pundits engaged in power rankings had a soft spot for the Nets, but the loss of Caris LeVert and to Minnesota no doubt will change that. As we noted last week, the rankings now come out between Friday and Wednesday (instead of traditional Monday morning). So we’re noting the date of ranking as well as the position. John Schuhmann, NBA.com (19 as of Monday.) The Nets rank fifth offensively (113 points scored per 100 possessions) in November, climbing into the top 10 overall. Caris LeVert hit the game-winner in Denver on Friday on an isolation and has...
Nov 13, 2018
The Glue Guys: Caris LeVert Reactions

The Glue Guys: Caris LeVert Reactions

To sum up: relieved The Glue Guys exhale and saveur the news that Caris LeVert’s injury isn’t AS bad. What does it mean to the team’s rotation, how will it impact the Nets win total and who is the one player that needs to step up the most (it’s D’Angelo Russell). PLUS! News Around the League featuring a new link between Kevin Durant and the Nets Subscribe to the Glue Guys on iTunes @BKGlueGuys on Twitter
Nov 13, 2018
Zach Lowe on Caris LeVert: STILL a ‘cornerstone’

Zach Lowe on Caris LeVert: STILL a ‘cornerstone’

Zach Lowe’s profile of Caris LeVert was scheduled to run Tuesday morning on ESPN.com, but he had to update it with news of the Nets wingman’s injury ... and the assumption that LeVert was done for the season. As it turned out, the story (posted 18 minutes before the Nets medical update) is back to being fully relevant. LeVert lives and so does the Nets hopes, short and long term. Ironically or not, the profile talks about how the 24-year-old is someone not about to sulk or cry over a setback ... and without artifice. “It is all genuine with Caris,” Kenny Atkinson tells Lowe....
Nov 13, 2018
NETS: CARIS LEVERT WON’T NEED SURGERY, SHOULD RETURN THIS SEASON

NETS: CARIS LEVERT WON’T NEED SURGERY, SHOULD RETURN THIS SEASON

With everyone expecting the worst case scenario, the reality has turned out to be the best case. Caris LeVert did not suffer any fractures vs. the Timberwolves on Monday night, has only minor ligament damage AND SHOULD RETURN THIS SEASON!!!! Here’s the Nets medical update from Dr. Martin O’Malley, the Nets food and ankle specialist and the surgeon on LeVert’s last surgery in March 2016. Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert returned to New York with the team last night and was evaluated today by Nets’ Team Orthopedist Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Following...
Nov 13, 2018
A short essay on fandom in the face of tragedy

A short essay on fandom in the face of tragedy

It’s okay to say, in your shock, your frustration, that the franchise is cursed. It is understandable if you want to walk away, step aside from being so committed, so devoted, to your team. It is even logical in the face of the illogical, the unfair. An injury like Caris LeVert’s, so random, so public, will devastate any fan, from the most casual to the most fanatic. And the instant reaction is why? Not just why it happened, but why do you so entwine your own personality in that of the team, the player. Fandom is, as Irina Pavlova used to say, “irrational exuberance,” borrowing...
Nov 13, 2018
Caris LeVert’s story and why it’s deeper than you think

Caris LeVert’s story and why it’s deeper than you think

The bench was quiet. Guys were sitting in their seats with blank stares in a state of shock, disgusted and heartbroken at what they’d just witnessed. It was the longest 3.7 seconds of their careers, where they’d rather run to the locker room and hide their emotions. If you haven’t heard or seen video, then you have no idea what I’m talking about. If you haven’t read or watched Caris LeVert’s journey to get where he is today, then you won’t understand how deep all of this really is. ... And why it’s so devastating. LeVert jumped to contest Josh Okogie’s attempt at the rim...
Nov 12, 2018
NBA offers up prayers for Caris LeVert

NBA offers up prayers for Caris LeVert

Everyone from Long Island Nets players to the Knicks organization offered up prayers for Caris LeVert. Here’s a sampling... One city, one love. Prayers up @CarisLeVert https://t.co/XwUDBPcoDE— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 13, 2018 Just heard the horrible news about @BrooklynNets @CarisLeVert devastating leg injury against the @Timberwolves Our prayers are with him Wishing him a swift recovery! @nba #getbettersoon— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) November 13, 2018 This guy has been hooping!! its so tough to see that happen... Prayers up for @CarisLeVert ...
Nov 12, 2018
Caris LeVert stretchered off the court in Nets’ loss to Timberwolves

Caris LeVert stretchered off the court in Nets’ loss to Timberwolves

Final: 120-113. The Nets and Timberwolves played a basketball game on Monday night, but none of it mattered after an absolutely heartbreaking injury to Caris LeVert. With 3.7 seconds left in the first half, LeVert contested a fast break and came down on his leg awkwardly. It looked as if his bone bent the wrong way. The stadium went dead silent, Nets’ players were in tears and Timberwolves players were in a circle praying for the 23-year-old rising star who was stretchered off with a towel over his face. Nets and Timberwolves players were visibly upset as Caris LeVert was tended to and...
Nov 12, 2018
Brooklyn Nets at Minnesota Timberwolves Live Game Thread: The end of the road...trip

Brooklyn Nets at Minnesota Timberwolves Live Game Thread: The end of the road...trip

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (6-7) at Minnesota Timberwolves (4-9) WHAT: The Jimmy Butler-less Timberwolves take on Caris LeVert’s Brooklyn Nets. WHERE: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN WHEN: 8:00 p.m. EST HOW: YES, FSNTH; NBA League Pass THE STORY: Game Preview As I’m sure you’ve heard, the Wolves were finally able to unload Jimmy Butler. Saric and Covington guys that can flat out play, so this seems like more of a “build the current team out” move than a high upside, high risk move. Losing Butler, however it happened, stinks for Minny. He’s one of the best two-way players in the league...