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Caris LeVert ruled out to manage injury Monday vs. Magic [UPDATE]

Nets guard returned from thumb surgery over weekend but will get some time to rest this week.

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns in the first half at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Jan. 5, 4:43 p.m. — LeVert will be sidelined Monday vs. the Orlando Magic to manage his surgically repaired thumb.

LeVert scored 13 points in 16 minutes in his return to the lineup Saturday vs. the Raptors. He was definitely eased back into action and will take some time to get up to speed. For now, he isn’t really a viable fantasy option in DFS and season-long.

UPDATE: The Nets are listing LeVert as probable to return Saturday vs. the Raptors.

Brooklyn Nets G Caris LeVert is expected to return to the lineup Saturday vs. the Toronto Raptors, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. LeVert has been sidelined for the past seven weeks after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his thumb. The Nets have also been without PG Kyrie Irving, who has been sidelined due to a shoulder impingement and still has no timeline for a return.

LeVert will return with the Nets on a four-game losing streak which has their record down to 16-17. Brooklyn remains in the playoff picture in the East, so things could be worse. It’s good news LeVert is back to being healthy, the guard out of Michigan has dealt with injuries throughout most of his NBA career. He dislocated his foot last season and missed half the campaign.

With LeVert back, this will cut into some usage for Spencer Dinwiddie, who has stepped up big with Irving out. We can also expect Garrett Temple to go back to the bench once LeVert is 100% up to speed and ready to start again. Taurean Prince also takes a hit in value.