For the second time in a week, the Nets rested Caris LeVert. Is there a problem? After all, LeVert has had three foot fractures in college ... and a full-on foot reconstruction in March.
Nope, say Kenny Atkinson and LeVert. It’s precautionary., but that’s not say LeVert’s history isn’t a consideration.
“If you look at his college career and the games he missed there and then all the games he’s played this year in this short period of time, we’re just taking a futuristic approach and keeping his best interests at heart,” Atkinson said pre-game.
“We think of the player, what’s best for the player,” the head coach added, noting both LeVert and Brook Lopez, who was also rested (and also has a history of foot issues), will play Saturday in Minnesota.
“No, I feel good. I feel [fine],’’ LeVert told The Post. “Yeah, that’s the general feeling not overdoing it. I think I’ve done a good job up to this point with my staying healthy, staying religious to my rehab, we just want to make sure we don’t have any slippage.”
“It’s just an overall philosophy we have about player health, player care,” Atkinson explained. “We think of what’s best for the player.”
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