Suns finalize Landry Shamet trade, send Jevon Carter, pick Nets
After making the 2021 NBA Finals, the Phoenix Suns appear very much in a win-now fashion. And in their minds, getting better now didn’t seem like a good option during the No.29 pick in the July 29 NBA Draft, as the team agreed to send pick and guard Jevon Carter to the Brooklyn. Nets for guard Landry Shamet.
Brooklyn used the No.29 selection over North Carolina center Day’Ron Sharpe, but the trade wasn’t official until Friday, when the league’s free agency moratorium ended.
Shamet, 24, was a first-round pick (26th overall) of the 2018 Philadelphia 76ers and went on to become one of the league’s top reserve three-pointers.
He hit 38.7% of his three in 61 games for Brooklyn last year, making 5.5 shots of his 7.5 attempts per game from long distance.
Shamet averaged 9.3 points and 1.6 assists per game and could be a piece to pair alongside Devin Booker or Chris Paul on the bench. Although not a true playmaker, he is able to manipulate the ball to a certain extent and make good decisions, which is reflected in a 2 to 1 assist / rotation ratio over his career. four years.
His acquisition by the Suns replenishes the depth table with Carter – who was ruled out of the playoff rotation – now heading to the Nets.
Phoenix also faced the loss of playmaker Cameron Payne, but the parties have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $ 19 million deal. Reserve Guards Langston Galloway and E’Twaun Moore remain in free agency.
Shamet still has a year and $ 3.8 million on his contract before he becomes a restricted free agent. He is able to sign an extension from Friday.
In trade, Phoenix fired Carter’s contract which will pay $ 3.7 million this year and $ 3.9 million next.
While Carter became a defensive spark plug on the bench and a consistent three-point shooter, he was limited by his inability to threaten defenses as a ball manager.