The Nets are hopeful Caris LeVert can return before the All-Star break after he suffered a dislocated foot in November, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and the 24-year-old guard is making significant progress.
LeVert, who has not played since suffering a gruesome injury on Nov. 12, will soon return to 5-on-5 practice and will practice with Brooklyn's G League affiliate in Long Island on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
"This is good timing ... it doesn't have to be 40 minutes, (but) it's going to be a big boost for us," Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said, according to the New York Post's Brian Lewis.
While many NBA players tweeted their thoughts and prayers after LeVert needed to be carted off the court, LeVert's injury does not require surgery, and the former first-round pick out of Michigan was expected to return at some point this season.
Brooklyn is 22-18 since LeVert suffered the injury, working its way up to the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference entering Monday's game against the first-place Milwaukee Bucks.
LeVert was averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 14 games before he went down.