Full Recovery Expected For Caris LeVert

Caris LeVert had surgery Monday to treat renal cell carcinoma of his left kidney and is expected to make a full recovery, the Pacers announced. LeVert remains out indefinitely, but no further treatment will be needed.

A mass was discovered on LeVert’s kidney earlier this month as part of a routine physical required for the trade that sent him to Indiana. The Pacers had the option to void the deal, but elected to go through with it in the belief that the talented guard would eventually return to action.

Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard expressed hope that LeVert might be able to play this season.

The opportunity to acquire the 26-year-old motivated the Pacers to get involved in the James Harden trade completed earlier this month. LeVert averaged 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 12 games with the Nets before being moved.

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14 thoughts on “Full Recovery Expected For Caris LeVert

  1. bigguccisosa300

    Caris is fun to watch, hope to see him on the court sooner than later! Hang in there young man you’ll be back!

  2. east333

    I live not far from where he went to high school. Prayers up for Caris! I’m battling pure seminoma right now as I’m typing this so this hits close to home for me, literally. So glad he’s going to be okay!

  3. Cap & Crunch

    Wonderful news

    Pacers one of the classiest organizations in ALL sports not just basketball. This stuff should get more nationwide ink

    I really hope Caris excels in Indy for 10+ years and hoists a championship for himself and those fans

  4. As a Nets fan, I gotta say that the Pacers got a good one in Levert. He’s going to be an excellent fit with Brogdon and Sabonis. Such a good dude, too.

  5. Stilt Armstrong

    Its good to see those who do good deeds be rewarded.

    Indiana found the problem, agreed to stick with the guy anyway, received decent compensation for their charity, and now they will have a Warren replacement before too long it looks like. Just in time too.

  6. He is extremely fortunate considering there are no symptoms associated with this type of cancer, only until it reaches an advanced stage.

  7. DarkSide830

    wish him the best. im no medical expert but that sounds pretty scary.

  8. Hopefully, this will be a turning point where he can stay healthy going forward. Just BB, true, but he’s a special talent that’s largely flown under the radar, at least relatively. As good as he has been at times, I still don’t believe he has reached his ceiling yet. Would love to see what he could do in a full season.

  9. KnickerbockerAl

    Great news. Come back and tear it up Caris. He’s a big SG. He’s will flourish in Indiana. 22-24 a game it’s coming.

  10. Lloyd Emerson

    As he mentioned after the trade, being shipped to Indiana may have saved his life. Hope things turn out well for him.

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