Shamet has averaged just 3.9 points per game over his last seven contests. Shamet posted a 14-point performance against the Hawks on Dec. 30, but he's been unable to produce much since then, topping the five-point mark just twice and shooting 32.1 percent from the field during his last seven contests. The veteran guard has a golden opportunity to make his presence felt while Kyrie Irving (personal) remains out, but he's at risk of falling out of the rotation entirely if he doesn't turn things around soon.
Shamet finished with 14 points (5-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound and one steal across 17 minutes Wednesday in the Nets' 145-141 win over the Hawks. The bench unit had a major hand in the Nets rolling to their biggest point total of the season, with Shamet's sharpshooting playing no small part. The perfect shooting night was a welcome sign for the third-year guard, who had converted only 19 percent of his field goals through the Nets' first four games. Shamet's rotation spot appears to be secure, but since he'll likely struggle to reach the 20-minute mark in most games and doesn't offer much help outside of the scoring and three-pointers categories, he can be left on the waiver wire in the majority of leagues.
Shamet went scoreless (0-9 FG, 0-8 3PT) in 13 minutes Sunday against the Hornets. It's been a rough start to the year for the offseason addition, who came over from the Clippers via trade in November. Through three games, Shamet has totaled just 11 points while hitting only two of his 15 three-point attempts. To make matters worse, Shamet has only one assist and one steal in 52 total minutes.
Shamet was traded Wednesday from the Clippers to the Nets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The Clippers received Luke Kennard and the Pistons received the No. 19 pick in the 2020 Draft. Shamet will provide a three-point presence on the wing for the Nets. That will be especially important if marksman Joe Harris leaves in free agency. If Harris heads elsewhere, Shamet should see a similar workload to what he earned with the Clippers in 2019-20. Last season, he averaged 9.3 points, 2.1 threes, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 27.4 minutes.
Shamet (ankle) is available to return to Tuesday's Game 7 against the Nuggets, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports. Shamet is ready to return to action following a brief visit to the locker room. Shamet knocked down one three in four minutes before exiting.
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