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Report: Caris LeVert expected to play for Pacers this season

Pacers wing Caris LeVert

BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Caris LeVert #22 of the Indiana Pacers stands for the National Anthem prior to a game against the Brooklyn Nets on February 10, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Caris LeVert getting traded from the Nets to the Pacers might have saved his life. His physical uncovered kidney cancer. He underwent surgery and was expected to make a full recovery.

But he still remained out indefinitely, which was relatively concerning.

There is now a timeline for LeVert’s return, though.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Pacers swingman Caris LeVert is on track to return to the lineup in the second half of the season, sources said

It’s obviously great news LeVert is healthy enough that his return is imminent.

This would also be a boon to Indiana, which is 16-18 and in a crowded race to make the Eastern Conference playoffs. Point guard Malcolm Brogdon and big Domantas Sabonis carry so much offensive burden. A wing creator like LeVert would fit nicely.