LeVert will come off the bench for Friday's tilt with the Lakers.
LeVert, who's started the previous three games, will return to the bench Friday. He's struggled since returning from injury, and is averaging just 8.0 points to go along with 5.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 33.3 percent from the field over his last four games.
LeVert was a solid complementary source of multi-category production on a night when D'Angelo Russell and DeMarre Carroll did the heavy lifting on the first unit and off the bench, respectively. The third-year wing hasn't quite been able to reestablish the same caliber of play he'd proven capable of prior to his serious November foot injury, but he is at least keeping his usage levels up and is logging a solid amount of minutes on the majority of nights. Sunday's allotment of playing time was actually Carroll's highest since returning to action Feb. 8, and he's now managed double-digit scoring tallies in five of nine March games.
LeVert will start Saturday's game against the Jazz, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
With usual starter Allen Crabbe (knee) out, coach Kenny Atkinson will opt to throw LeVert in the starting five. Across 21 previous starts this season, he's averaging 15.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.0 steals in 28.4 minutes.
LeVert managed 12 points (6-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and a steal across 27 minutes Monday against Detroit.
LeVert bounced back from Saturday's two-point performance to reach double-figures for the third time in four games. His line was boosted by a minor bump in minutes provided by the Nets large halftime lead. LeVert has struggled to return to his early-season form since returning from injury. Primarily, his ability to coexist with D'Angelo Russell has come into question. LeVert's struggles have cost him a spot in the starting lineup for the past three contests and until the third-year guard returns to his early-season consistency, he'll likely play a slightly diminished role compared to what he faced prior to his absence.
LeVert isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Dallas.
LeVert is in line for a bench role Monday evening, as Allen Crabbe draws the start at shooting guard and Joe Harris moves to small forward. LeVert has struggled of late, averaging 7.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists over his previous three starts.
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