G - IND - OUT
According to Pacers beat reporter Scott Agness, newly acquired guard Caris LeVert should be able to return sometime next month.
LeVert has been out indefinitely after doctors discovered a small cancerous mass on his left kindey during a physical. He underwent successful surgery to remove it and appears to be trending in the right direction. He will likely be eased back into action after the long layoff but fantasy managers with winning records should add him in preparation for the playoffs if they have the roster spot. The Pacers should update his status following the All-Star break.
Pacers SG Caris LeVert (kidney) underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to remove cell carcinoma.
The newly acquired LeVert is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing Tuesday's procedure. The news puts LeVert out indefinitely.
Newly acquired Pacers G Caris LeVert had an MRI that revealed a small mass on his kidney and is going to be out indefinitely.
Prayers up for LeVert and hopefully he'll make a swift and healthy recovery. This is a brutal blow to fantasy managers and Pacers fans as he was slotted to be the new starting SG in Indiana. Aaron Holiday and Justin Holiday will likely fill in for LeVert is out.
Caris LeVert has been acquired by the Indiana Pacers, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
LeVert was originally sent to Houston in the James Harden trade, but the Rockets traded him to Indiana for Victor Oladipo shortly after. There are lot's of moving pieces and new details are emerging every minute, but initially this looks to be good for LeVert's fantasy value as he should start and play an important role for the Pacers.
Caris LeVert played 25 minutes off the bench against the Nuggets on Tuesday, scoring 20 points (8-15 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-3 FT), with five boards, six assists, and one turnover in a 122-116 win.
LeVert continues to crush with Kyrie Irving away from the team. He’s now scored 20+ points with 5+ assists in his last five games. He’s also attempted 17 or more shots in each of those games. Continue to roll with LeVert in all season-long formats until further notice. He gets the Knicks on Wednesday night on the second night of a back-to-back.