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Dating back to even a month ago, Caris LeVert was barely thinking about basketball.

The most important factor was his health. More than anything, he said he wanted to make sure his life post-basketball would not be impacted by what was a scary situation. Shortly after being traded to the Indiana Pacers from the Houston Rockets exchange for Victor Oladipo, doctors found a small cancerous mass on his kidney.

But now it’s March. And guess who’s back. 👀

With basketball literally flowing through the veins of every person within 50 miles of Downtown Indianapolis this month, welcoming LeVert in a time like this just felt right.

And although it will take some time for the rust to fade away, you have to think that Nate Bjorkgren is counting his blessings that he is getting some much needed help for a team that has been struggling.

LeVert has combined for 30 points and nine rebounds in his first two contests in Blue and Gold. A memo to the rest of the league; When he starts to settle in, heads up.

“I think we’re all excited for what lies ahead for that young man,” Pacers Play-by-Play man Chris Denari said on The Ride with JMV. “I’ll take what he has delivered in the first two games and it’s only going to get better. It also allows Malcolm Brogdon to go off the ball more and you can run the two-man game with LeVert and (Domantas) Sabonis.”

You think Levert is going to be motivated on Wednesday as well?

It’s his first time playing a home game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse AND it just happens to be versus his former club in the Brooklyn Nets.

Caris LeVert revenge game anyone?

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