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Reports: Nets fear serious injury for Caris LeVert, sign Iman Shumpert

Vincent Frank
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets’ disastrous start to the 2019-20 season was taken to a new level in a loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

It doesn’t appear to be getting any better. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Nets fear that star guard Caris LeVert has a torn ligament in his thumb.

This could be a brutal blow for LeVert. Remember, he missed 42 games with a leg injury last season.

LeVert, 25, is averaging a career-best 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists thus far this season.

To help with depth, Brooklyn has reportedly signed veteran guard Iman Shumpert on the heels of the LeVert’ injury news.

Shumpert, 29, last suited up for the Houston Rockets in 2018-19. He averaged just 4.6 points in less than 20 minutes of action.