Through the NBA Draft on Wednesday night time, the Nets traded away their No. 19 decide in a three-team deal to accumulate capturing guard Landry Shamet from the Los Angeles Clippers.
The 23-year-old from Wichita State was chosen by the Philadelphia 76ers within the 2018 NBA Draft with decide No. 26. Shamet confirmed is means as a constant shooter, and was a serious piece within the Sixers’ commerce with the Clippers for Tobias Harris on Feb. 6, 2019.
Shamet now finds himself on his third workforce in three years, though, it should not be troublesome for the guard to get adjusted to Brooklyn after having labored out with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving within the offseason.
“Yeah, I imply I have been fortunate this summer time, truly it is humorous, that is who I used to be primarily taking part in a variety of pickup with a bit at Mamba Sports activities Academy,” Shamet stated Friday throughout a Zoom name with reporters. “Over the offseason I have been capable of play with these two guys, play towards them, get to know them. I am excited, I like how they each play. They each transfer, they wish to set screens and play in house. They’re unselfish, keen passers, they’re good.
“My wheels have been spinning on how I can become involved and the way I can get photographs, and how I will be capable to contribute as effectively. I am simply actually excited. Clearly, I have been actually fortunate. I am 23 years outdated, that is my third yr within the league and I’ve performed with some actually actually good gamers, and these two simply add to that checklist.”
Shamet performed alongside two superstars in Los Angeles, as Kawhi Leonard and Paul George led the Clippers. He was requested if that have can be useful this season with the Nets.
“I believe simply adapting to varied conditions and totally different personnel, such as you stated, they’re totally different gamers,” Shamet stated. “Kyrie and Kevin are very totally different from PG and Kawhi. I might assume, clearly, we will play in a different way. It’s going to simply depend upon how coaches are available and what they wish to do, how they wish to implement guys. It is vital to establish my job, my position, what I can do to assist these two guys to make their jobs simpler. And the way I generally is a risk, be a weapon.”
For his profession, Shamet has averaged 9.2 factors per recreation on 40 p.c capturing from three-point vary. His playoff expertise with the Clippers ought to assist him contribute in an analogous position on the Nets this season, because the workforce has championship expectations.