While the Nets still patiently await the return of Kyrie Irving, the team is set to regain the other key piece of their starting backcourt.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Caris LeVert is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday against the Raptors.
LeVert has missed seven weeks due to right thumb surgery, which he underwent on November 14. His recovery process has lasted slightly longer than the team's initial four-to-six weeks diagnosis.
LeVert has been working out with the team, enduring physical contact to make sure that his surgically repaired thumb ligaments are healed enough for game action.
LeVert has started nine games for the Nets this season, averaging 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in 31.6 minutes per game.
The Nets have now dropped four games in a row following Thursday night's loss to Dallas, but regaining their fourth-year guard could be a huge boost to a team hoping to make the playoffs.