Report: Brooklyn not going to rush rookie Caris LeVert into action, want foot injury to heal

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Caris LeVert shows promise, which is why the Nets traded to select him at No. 20 in last June’s draft (he was part of the Thaddeus Young deal with Indiana). LeVert is a 6’7″ two guard who can shoot the rock — 45 percent from three at Michigan last season — who has the potential to be someone who can create shots off the bounce for himself and others.

He’s also had foot issues that have ended each of the last two seasons early.

The Nets are going to take their time bringing the rookie along slowly, reports Chris Mannix of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.

Brooklyn is going to start Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at the two, with Joe Harris backing him up. They are in no rush — it’s not like LeVert is going to vault this team into the playoffs — the Nets can bring him along slowly. See if new coach Kenny Atkinson can develop him.

But they can’t find that out until they make sure LeVert is healthy and this foot issue us not chronic. Sounds like the Nets will wisely take it slow.