Another Sean Marks shocker.
In a three-way deal, the Nets sent the No. 19 pick to the Los Angeles Clippers, returning Landry Shamet, one of the NBA’s top bench shooters. Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski had the details, but Anthony Puccio broke the news initially...
Sources: The Clippers are sending No. 19 pick via Brooklyn to the Pistons and receiving Luke Kennard. Nets received Landry Shamet.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 19, 2020
This is a three-way deal that includes the Pistons, with Luke Kennard heading to the Clippers, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/Nmt9zcRIUE— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
Rodney McGruder is leaving the Clippers for the Pistons as part of the three-team deal with the Nets, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
Bobby Marks said that the Nets acquisition of a small trade exception in the trade for Bruce Brown Jr. was critical to getting the deal done.
Brooklyn is acquiring Landry Shamet with the trade exception created in the Dzanan Musa trade.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 19, 2020
Great trade for a Brooklyn team that has championship aspirations.
The trade is the just latest example of the Nets win-now mode. Shamet, 23, is a 6’4” guard and a deft 3-point shooter. In his two-year career, Shamet has averaged 9.2 points while shooting 42/40/83 in 132 games, 57 of them starts. He’s also played 19 playoff games, six starts, with the Clippers in the past two years, averaging 6.2 points while shooting 38/34/88.
A 2018 first round pick, Shamet will make $2.1 million this season, about $600,000 less than the 19th pick. The Nets will have to pick up his fourth year option, at $3.8 million, by December 21.
A year and a half ago, during the Western Conference Finals, Kevin Durant praised Shamet’s game...
Robin Lundberg quickly retweeted an interview he did with Shamet last November in which he asked the Kansas City native about what he liked about the Nets. He specifically mentioned HSS Training Center and its proximity to Barclays Center.
New member of the Brooklyn Nets Landry Shamet once told me why he’d choose the Nets over the Knicks.pic.twitter.com/dkUpDZVYsF— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) November 19, 2020
And not long after the trade was reported, Shamet gave it his approval...
... and did some celebrating.
Ryan Ruocco and Chris Carrino spoke about the move on YES Network... and gave credit to Pooch for breaking the story that the Nets had traded the pick...
Also on the board at No. 19 were R.J. Hampton and Desmond Bane who many draftniks thought the Nets would take.
- Nets acquire Landry Shamet after trading 19th overall NBA Draft pick - Brian Lewis - New York Post
- Source: Nets trade No. 19 pick in three-team deal, get Shamet - Greg Logan - Newsday
- Nets trade Pick No. 19 for Landry Shamet, another twist in a wild offseason - Kristian Winfield - New York Daily News
- Nets trade 2020 NBA Draft’s No. 19 overall pick for Clippers’ Landry Shamet in three-team deal - Garrett Stepien - SNY
- What to make of the Nets’ trade for Landry Shamet and what it could signal - Alex Schiffer - The Athletic New York
- Nets end up with Shamet after three-team, draft-night deal - AP
- Nets-Clippers-Pistons trade grades: Who wins the Landry Shamet-Luke Kennard three-team deal? - Kevin Pelton - ESPN+
- Luke Kennard, Landry Shamet part of Nets, Clippers, Pistons deal: Trade Grades - Zach Harper - The Athletic NBA
- Clippers acquire Luke Kennard by trading Landry Shamet, Rodney McGruder - Andrew Greif - Los Angeles Times
- Report: Clippers (Luke Kennard), Nets (Landry Shamet), Pistons (Saddiq Bey) get shooters in trade - Dan Feldman - NBC Sports