Nets fan and watch a ton of games. the problem is hes just not playing very well, he turns the ball over way too much and his free throw percentage is putrid. Everyone whos saying Kyrie is the problem has not watched the games. yes Kyrie commands the ball a lot but this offense is run by both players. Its 1a and 1b. Levert has the ball in his hands A TON. I think hes still just trying to find his rhythm this year. 20-5-5 is very realistic for him. He just has to get that free throw % up and stop turning the ball over at such a high rate (which i believe he will) to be the fantasy player we expected. Hes to talented not too.
Whats the most concerning and surprising to me is his lack of steals and blocks. I never would have guessed they would be so low this year. He has the ability to be one of the better defenders in the league which ive seen in past years. I believe he is playing timid on defense because of the ankle/foot injury last year. he did it on a chase down block off a turnover. just feels like its in the back of his mind and is playing much less aggressive on defense then in years past. Hes mentioned many times that a goal of his is to play a full 82 game season and i think hes willing to sacrifice some steals and blocks to stay on the court. Also feel like he knows how much of a responsibility he has to the offense to stay on the court and doesn't want to pick up stupid fouls. So im more concerned about the stocks not coming back then his poor TO and FT% currently.