Caris LeVert finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds in his Indiana Pacers debut, a 122-111 win over the Phoenix Suns.
"A month and a half ago, two months ago, I didn't even know if I knew I was even gonna be out here, especially this soon, just with everything that happened, so it's definitely a level of gratefulness and just happy to be on the court," LeVert said after the game.
It was LeVert's first game since January 12th, before a small mass was discovered on his kidney after his trade to the Pacers.
Nate Bjorkgren said that his team responded to LeVert's energy.
"Absolutely, he energized our team, and his character level is so high. He's such a good person. He's been a great teammate throughout this entire time that he's been out, so our guys were very happy to have him back out there on the court."