Trade Rumors: Knicks could have interest in trading for guard Landry Shamet, what would he bring?

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The New York Knicks are in search of productive shooters for the 2021-22 season. With the NBA draft set to commence on Thursday, July 29, they have several first-round selections they can allocate toward adding a guard to help in that category.

However, there is a reason to believe the Knicks could be intrigued by Brooklyn Nets guard Landry Shamet. At 6’4″, 190-pounds, Shamet is entering his fourth season in the NBA, averaging 9.3 points, 1.6 assists, and shooting 40% from the field last year. From range, he connected on 39% of his shots, attempting 5.5 per game.

According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Knicks had an interest in Landry Shamet and could absorb his contract:

It’s worth noting that the Knicks had interest in acquiring Shamet in the trade that sent Marcus Morris Sr. to the Clippers. New York could send Brooklyn pick No. 19 or No. 21 and absorb Shamet’s deal into cap space (depending on the timing of the trade). The Pelicans, owners of the No. 17 pick, also have been interested in Shamet, per sources.

The 24-year-old will count $3.7 million against the camp next season with a qualifying offer of $5.5 million during the 2022-23 season.

New York is trying to part ways with some of their draft capital, as they simply can’t host four new rookies. Shamet would offer a solid reserve shooting guard who can also contribute at point.

Landry only averaged 23 minutes per game last year but had streaks of adequacy despite the Nets’ rotating point guards when Kyrie Irving wasn’t able to play. The Knicks likely see him as more of an offensive producer than a facilitator, which would allow him to compete at SG.

Brooklyn Nets add Landry Shamet, decline Garrett Temple’s team option

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The Brooklyn Nets made a couple of moves that saved them roughly $9 million in luxury tax while injecting more shooting to surround Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

The Nets have landed Landry Shamet in a three-way Draft Day trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Detroit Pistons. The Nets then waived veteran Garrett Temple on Thursday, first reported by Ian Begley of SNY.

Luke Kennard will go to the Clippers, while the Nets’ 19th pick (Villanova’s Saddiq Bey) will begin his NBA career as a Piston.

The 23-year old Shamet will add shooting to the Nets, the sixth-worst in three-point accuracy last season. Shamet is a 40.2 percent career three-point shooter and is much younger than Temple.

The Nets were able to lower down their luxury tax bill by not picking up the $5 million team option of Temple, who is expected to sign with another contender.

Shamet appeared to be excited with the trade as he posted a video of him enjoying steak and wine with Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind playing in the background shortly after the deal was announced on Wednesday night.

Shamet will also serve as insurance if Joe Harris leaves. But multiple reports have indicated that the sharpshooting Harris will return to the Nets.

The Nets general manager Sean Marks has indicated that Harris is a priority. The Nets hope to re-sign him when the free agency begins Friday.

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