One of the unfortunate headlines to come out of the NBA on Tuesday night was the brutal injury sustained by Brooklyn Nets top scorer Caris LeVert, who suffered a gruesome right leg injury with 0.3 seconds remaining in the first half after trying to contain a Josh Okogie drive during their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
LeVert had to be stretchered off the court, and the injury left many players and fans covering their faces and emotional as they watched him receive medical attention on the court.
“He’s the heart and soul of our program,” Atkinson said, according to Greg Logan of Newsday. “Really tough blow. I feel for him. He’s had a fantastic start to the season. He’s obviously made a huge jump. I just know Caris — if anybody’s coming back from this, knowing the human, the character, the person, the player, he’ll come back from this. Tough, tough blow for the Nets.”
“Our only thoughts are with him. Nothing else matters. The game doesn’t matter tonight. That’s it.”
Teammates such as Nets’ point guard DeAngelo Russell also commented on the injury.
“I saw right away what it was and tried to erase it from memory as soon as I could, but it doesn’t work like that,” Russell said. “It’s something that hurts. It’s hard to speak about.
“You don’t want to see anybody get hurt, but for us to see our brother go down that we practice with every day, that we’re on flights with every day, it’s devastating to the stomach. We can put up our prayers for him and step up and try to build off of it.”
Nets Release Statement Regarding Allegations Against Rodions Kurucs
The Brooklyn Nets have responded to the allegations made against forward Rodions Kurucs, who was arrested in Brooklyn, New York for allegedly choking his girlfriend.
“After learning of the allegations against Rodions Kurucs, we notified and are assisting the League Office as they begin the process of gathering more information” the team said in a statement, via the New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy.
“The Nets organization takes allegations of this nature with extreme seriousness. While the investigation is underway and as we continue to learn more, we will refrain from commenting further.”
Kurucs, 21, allegedly “pushed her on the bed, slapped her in the face twice, bit her lip and then picked her up and tossed her on the bed hard enough to hurt her ribs” during the incident that took place back on June 27th in Kurucs’ apartment.
Nets’ Caris LeVert Discusses Contract Extension
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert recently inked a three-year, $52 million extension that will keep him in Brooklyn for the future, and he is happy to be staying in the fold with a team clearly on the rise.
"It means a lot. When I got drafted, this was the vision. We try and maximize our potential…we've been working and can't wait to get started."@CarisLeVert is locked in and ready to go 🎥 pic.twitter.com/EOQG2CQeQK— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 26, 2019
LeVert is hoping to prove he can stay healthy after injuries limited him to only 40 games last season, and by sharing a backcourt with Kyrie Irving, he is expected to make a big jump in the 2019-2020 season.
Nets Sign Theo Pinson to Two-Year Deal
Pinson signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn last season and split his time between the Nets and their G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.
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