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NETS TRADE NO. 19 PICK TO CLIPPERS FOR LANDRY SHAMET IN THREE-WAY DEAL

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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...

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.

The Pistons used the 19th pick to take Saddiq Bey of Villanova.

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.

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.