With the Nets in win-now mode, they traded away the No. 19-overall pick Wednesday and got back Clippers guard Landry Shamet.
In a three-team trade, the Clippers traded Shamet to the Nets in exchange for the draft pick. Los Angeles then sent that pick to the Pistons for guard Luke Kennard. The acquisition of the 23-year-old Shamet was first reported by ESPN, and confirmed by the Post.
Shamet provides yet another deep shooter to a Nets team that loves the 3-pointer, and is expected to put up even more under new coach Steve Nash. He’s a career 40.2 percent shooter from deep.
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After averaging 9.1 points on scalding 42.2 percent deep shooting as a rookie in 2018-19, Shamet followed that up this past season by averaging 9.3 points and 37.5 percent from behind the arc.
The Nets technically selected Villanova’s Saddig Bey with the 19th pick, and will ship him out when the trade is officially approved by the NBA.