The Mavericks, Lakers, and Pelicans are among the teams with interest in Nets shooting guard Landry Shamet, according to Ian Begley of SNY.tv.
An earlier report indicated that Brooklyn has been willing to discuss Shamet in trade talks. Begley confirms as much, writing that several teams have been in touch with the Nets about a possible Shamet trade. Most of those scenarios would involve Brooklyn receiving a first-round pick, Begley adds.
Shamet, 24, averaged 9.3 PPG on .408/.387/.846 shooting in 61 games (23.0 MPG) for the Nets in 2020/21. He’s eligible for a rookie scale extension this offseason and would reach restricted free agency in 2022 if he’s not extended, so if Brooklyn isn’t prepared to give him a raise, it makes sense that the team would gauge his value on the trade market. If he’s traded, he’d be joining his fourth team in four seasons.
The Mavs don’t have a first-round selection in 2021, but both the Pelicans (No. 17) and Lakers (No. 22) pick ahead of the Nets (No. 27) and could be in the market for low-cost veteran help on the wing. Begley notes that the Knicks, who hold the 19th and 21st overall picks, have had interest in Shamet in the past.
The Nets have also discussed DeAndre Jordan with potential trade partners, according to Begley, who hears from sources that one of those conversations was about a possible three-team deal.
Jordan, who has two years and $19.7MM left on his contract, probably doesn’t have positive trade value, so Brooklyn could use Shamet or the No. 27 pick as a sweetener to try to move his salary. However, it’s not clear if any of the talks involving Jordan have gained any traction, says Begley.
11 thoughts on “Mavs, Lakers, Pelicans Have Interest In Landry Shamet”
Nets get 19 and 35 and the Knicks get shamet and 27?
Shamet is not even worth 35
Knicks should target Tim Hardaway because Mavs plan to offer Lowry 3 year contract
In this draft, it’s hard to argue that Shamet is worth pick #35 except to a team w/ cap issues who need the depth. You know, a team like BRK…..
How many times are The Knicks gonna sign Tim Hardaway? Third time’s a charm? Lol
Who aren’t the Mavs interested in
Mavs interested in everyone that will make Luka happy. Forget Dallas come to NY.
He looks active & agile and hits 40%on3s and is cheap and is done no favors by being on Joe Thomas’s team (not to mention JH & KI), but… his defensive numbers really slipped.
This used to be a great week to trade, or trade for, young players with multiple years left on their contracts. Today, most FO’s are afraid to trade almost any player with any potential (unless it’s initiated by a trade demand, contract situation or rebuild), so the young ones stay put, even when it makes little sense.
Not much bravery out there. But then look at the resopnse to the Pels-Griz trade… All over social media, fans were saying it was an obvious big win… But no agreement on who won. Few could say, both teams got what they wanted, or six a one half dozen the other. The stakes seem so high. GMs don’t want to risk being shown up.
I said this last year too, but this year, players do need to be shuffled some, more than last year with all the confusion.
True. But maybe, historically, GMs figured that they’re going to be called idiots this week anyway (for drafting the wrong guys), so why not make a deal now vs later on.
FOs that are proactive generally do better, or at least their teams do. But they do take the most heat. Fans and the media don’t know enough about either the sport or the league’s structure to see the big picture, nor are most sophisticated enough to understand the essentially role of risk in success. I’m not sure a FO can have success listening to either. But it can be good for continued employment, shorter term.
Would be a nice underrated get to acquire a 39% 3 point shooter for any team.