Larkin will opt out of his $1.5 million player option for the 2016-17 season and become an unrestricted free agent, Alex Kennedy of BasketballInsiders.com reports. Larkin played in a reserve role for the Nets this past season, averaging 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals over 22 minutes per game. With the salary cap expected to increase at the start of the new league year, he'll opt out of his current contract in hopes of seeing an increase in pay. Larkin has seen just 39 starts over the first three years of his career, so he'll likely have to settle for a bench role with his new team. Larkin is considered an unrestricted free agent and will have the option to sign with whoever.
Larkin co-led Brooklyn with a career-high 20 points (9-13 FG, 0-2 FT, 2-4 3Pt) to go along with seven assists and six rebounds across 31 minutes during Monday's loss to the Wizards. The pint-sized guard thrived against a Washington lineup comprised mostly of reserve-caliber players, racking up seven or more assists for the fifth straight game in addition to his career game as a scorer. Larkin should see all the touches he can handle for an undermanned Nets squad in their season finale versus the Raptors on Wednesday.
Larkin had 15 points (5-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight assists, four rebounds, and one steal across 35 minutes during the Nets' 129-105 loss to the Pacers on Sunday. Larkin has seen 30 minutes or more in six of the last seven games, and he continues to rack up assists as the starter. After averaging 8.9 points, five dimes, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 25 minutes during March, Larkin is contributing 7.4 points, 7.4 dimes, 4.2 rebonds, and 1.4 steals in 31 minutes during April. If you're looking for a cheap source of assists and don't mind his putrid field-goal percentages, Larkin makes for an intriguing option for the last two regular season games.
Larkin compiled nine points (4-9 FG, 1-2 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds, and one block across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 121-103 loss to the Wizards. Larkin rounded out the stat sheet nicely and has done so in most of the last eight games since taking over the starting role at point guard. Over that span, he's averaging 10 points (on 46% shooting from the field), 6.6 assists, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.8 steals. Those numbers have made him a decent lineup cog in deeper leagues over the last couple of weeks, but because he rarely looks for his own shot, his upside as DFS option remains limited.
Larkin scored 16 points (7-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go with seven assists and three rebounds over 31 minutes in a 104-95 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday. Larkin's offensive output was well-timed. Brooklyn head coach Tony Brown gave Larkin the spot-start over Donald Sloan, who had gone scoreless in a Mar. 22 outing against the Hornets. Larkin, who had averaged just four points over a five-game stretch from Mar. 8 to Mar. 17, shot 70 percent from the field in Thursday's upset win. Still just 23 years old, the Nets may give Larkin increased minutes as the season winds down.
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