Caris LeVert was part of the James Harden multi-team blockbuster trade that sent the Rockets’ superstar to the Brooklyn Nets. The Rockets acquired LeVert and sent him to Indiana in exchange for Victor Oladipo.
After an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney, the Pacers guard admitted that the trade may have saved his life as he is waiting for more detailed information on the situation.
(per Eric Woodyard of ESPN):
“I didn’t have any symptoms,” LeVert pointed out. “I was playing in games. I hadn’t missed any games this season yet. I was feeling 100 percent healthy.
So, in a way, this trade definitely showed and revealed what was going on in my body, so I’m definitely looking at it from that side and definitely humbled to know that this trade could’ve possibly saved me in the long run.”
The timetable of his return is still unknown for the talented guard/forward, who had a great start at the beginning of the season with Brooklyn.
He is averaging 18.5 points, 6.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game this season. LeVert is still waiting for some results to determine the next move.
“We don’t know if it’s cancerous yet, but like I said, we’re still waiting for some of the results,” LeVert said.