Suns Acquire Landry Shamet From Nets In Deal Involving Pick

The Nets have agreed to trade guard Landry Shamet to the Suns for guard Jevon Carter and the No. 29 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Landry Shamet

Shamet, 24, is 6-foot-4 and averaged 9.3 points in 61 games this past season, as the Nets were his third team in three seasons. He is eligible for a rookie-scale contract extension in 2022. 

Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report was the first to report that Shamet had been made available in trade talks earlier this week, with Ian Begley of SNY.tv suggesting multiple teams had been in touch with the Nets.

“His acquisition by the Suns restocks the depth chart with Carter — who was left out of the playoff rotation — now headed to the Nets,” wrote Kevin Zimmerman of Arizona Sports. “Phoenix also faces losing backup point guard Cameron Payne, plus Langston Galloway and E’Twaun Moore in free agency.”

Carter, 25, is 6-1 and averaged 4.1 points in limited action with the Western Conference champions. He did appear in 60 games, though, and assuming he sticks in Brooklyn, will offer some depth behind the likes of Kyrie Irving and James Harden.

Some context to Landry Shamet being traded to the Suns: Monty Williams was a huge advocate for Shamet after coaching him in Philly,” wrote Jordan Schultz of ESPN. “Nets also wanted to get off Landry before he was eligible for his extension this fall, according to league sources.”

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