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Caris LeVert gets $52.5 million contract extension from Brooklyn Nets

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The Brooklyn Nets are keeping another member of their core together for the next few years.

Caris LeVert has agreed to a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Nets, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Sunday night. LeVert is set to earn $2.6 million in the upcoming season, so the contract extension does not start until the following year. That means LeVert would be under contract with the Nets through the 2022-2023 season.

The extension means the Nets now have Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie and LeVert all under contract for at least the next three seasons.

LeVert, 25, averaged 13.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game last season. The former No. 20 overall pick averaged 21 points per game during the team’s playoff series against the Sixers. He was limited to 40 regular season games last year due to an ankle injury that turned out to be not as bad as initially expected.

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