The Brooklyn Nets were involved in a three-team trade on draft day. They acquired 6’4 point guard Landry Shamet from the Los Angeles Clippers while giving up their first-round pick in the 2020 NBA draft. The Pistons were also in the trade sending Luke Kennard and Rodney McGruder to the Clippers.
Who is Landry Shamet?
Shamet is a 23-year-old point guard who played his college career at Wichita State University. He then was drafted by the Philidelphia 76ers with the 26th pick in the 2018 NBA draft. He then was traded to the Clippers in 2019 then was traded to Brooklyn on draft day of this year. Shamet is a great three point shooter, shooting 40.2 percent from three in his career and 37.5 percent last season. His defense could use some work though, he isn’t the best defender but he makes up with it being an excellent shooter. He is still very young and can improve during his career.
During Shamet’s three-year career so far, is averaging 9.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. Last season he averaged 9.3 points, 1.9 assists, and 1.9 rebounds. This shows that Shamet can still score despite the Clippers’ great depth last season. Landry has also shot 40.2 percent from three and 42 percent from the field during his career.
Even though we have Dinwiddie at backup point guard, it is very easy and possible to move people around in the rotation. This shows how good the Nets’ depth and bench are. Shamet will look to come off the bench and help the Nets bump up their three-point percentage in this upcoming season. With the Nets being one of the worst three-point shooting teams last season, general manager Sean Marks and newly added head coach Steve Nash will look for the addition of Landry Shamet, the resigning of Joe Harris, and the return of superstar Kevin Durant will help them improve from behind the arc next season. Hopefully, the addition of Shamet will put the Nets in favor to win the NBA finals this upcoming season.