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Shane Larkin | Guard | #0

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 175
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (18) / ATL
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Shane Larkin, who had played very well in his previous two games, played just 16 minutes for three points and two assists on 1-of-4 shooting in Wednesday's loss.
Donald Sloan played 32 minutes and had 11 points and seven assists, so the rise of Larkin was temporarily stopped tonight. The two are locked into a timeshare, making both players tough starts in fantasy. Feb 3 - 11:17 PM

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Shane Larkin handed out a career-high 14 assists against the Pistons on Monday with eight points, six rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 22 minutes.

That's two good games in a row from Larkin with a 13-point, six-dime game coming on Saturday. He was so bad for so long that we still can't call him an add unless you're cutting something you're not going to miss. If he can do it again on Wednesday against the Pacers, that might mean a little more. Donald Sloan has been bad.
Feb 1 - 10:30 PM

Shane Larkin scored 13 points with three rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

Hey he finally had a good game. Larkin was arguably the worst rotation player in January, so we'll need to see him do it again. His upside is decent, but there's no way you can add him unless you're dropping someone who is basically out of a rotation.
Jan 30 - 10:50 PM

Shane Larkin missed all five shots from the field with three rebounds and three turnovers in 18 minutes on Friday.

He played decent on Tuesday, but so much for that. Larkin wouldn't be in the rotation on almost any other team and he should not be on almost any fantasy roster right now.
Jan 30 - 1:02 AM

Shane Larkin played 25 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with seven points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals on 1-of-5 shooting.

Donald Sloan started and played 23 minutes, but Larkin had the better line tonight. These two are going to be splitting minutes at the point for the Nets, but Sloan's a more attractive option as long as he's starting, at least for now.
Jan 26 - 10:54 PM

Shane Larkin played well in 21 minutes vs. OKC on Sunday, scoring nine points (4-of-7 FGs, 1-of-1 FTs) with three boards, four assists, four steals, two blocks and zero turnovers.

Brooklyn is averaging a paltry 9.5 fastbreak points this season, which ranks 28th in the NBA, and they're down to 8.7 in their past three games. They did most of their work in the paint tonight and only managed 10 points in transition, as neither Larkin nor Donald Sloan (11 points in 27 minutes) have had much luck pushing the pace. Larkin is best left unowned in typical leagues while stuck in a reserve role behind Sloan.
Jan 24 - 10:23 PM

Shane Larkin said that he needs to stay confident despite his poor play recently.

"I haven't established myself as a proven backup — whatever you want to say," Larkin said. "And that's what I'm trying to do. So every single night I go out there, I have that kind of mentality. And even though lately I've been struggling, I've just got to stay confident, keep playing and get back to what I was doing." Larkin is averaging just 4.8 points, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 19.2 minutes over his last five games, so he shouldn't be owned in most leagues unless he turns things around.
Jan 23 - 9:52 AM

Shane Larkin played 13 minutes against the Jazz on Friday with two points, three assists, one steal and one turnover on 1-of-5 from the field.

He is a disaster and has a pathetic minus-26.7 net rating on the month. Larkin just can't get out of his own way and shouldn't be owned in almost any league.
Jan 22 - 11:31 PM

Shane Larkin scored eight points with three assists, two steals and three turnovers in 21 minutes against the Raptors on Monday.

The Nets continue to get smoked when he's on the court and he was a minus-12 for plus-minus tonight. In the last five games, the Nets have a net rating of minus-29.9 while Larkin is playing -- that's the worst in the NBA among players with 22 minutes per game and playing in all five in that span. Donald Sloan is way ahead of him now.
Jan 18 - 9:54 PM

Shane Larkin scored five points with one rebound, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

There are always players who can't capitalize on their opportunity and Larkin is just the latest to fail to do so. Donald Sloan is not untouchable, but Larkin keeps taking steps backward. He's a drop candidate.
Jan 16 - 9:46 PM

Shane Larkin played 16 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with two points, one rebound, one assist, two blocks, one steal and three turnovers.

He was really, really bad. Larkin's dad, Barry, probably wouldn't be proud of his son's bating average for good games in his outings lately because he's only really had one effective game in the seven games without Jarrett Jack (knee). It makes sense to swap him out for Donald Sloan after this one.
Jan 15 - 11:11 PM

Shane Larkin showed signs of life in 25 bench minutes on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-10 shots to finish with a season-high 17 points, two rebounds and five assists.

He also committed three turnovers, however, and is a shaky option while splitting minutes with current starter Donald Sloan (23 minutes). Larkin was a hot pickup once Jarrett Jack (knee) went down but he's failed to capitalize on the opportunity, so hopefully this is a sign of things to come. Consider stashing him if you need a low-end point guard.
Jan 13 - 11:45 PM

Shane Larkin scored five points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers in 24 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

Garbage time might have actually helped his minutes, but he was terrible again. Larkin did have to deal with Kawhi Leonard for several minutes in the second half, so that's just not fair. He's not nearly as appealing as he was last week because of his poor play now, but he's still worth a roster spot for PG-needy teams. He's not a must-own player, obviously.
Jan 11 - 9:49 PM

Shane Larkin and Markel Brown will come off the bench on Monday against the Spurs.

He's been a disaster on defense and the offense isn't running smoothly with him either. In his five starts, Larkin averaged 7.8 points, 2.4 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.4 treys. He does have some upside, so his owners might want to see how much his playing time goes down tonight before getting let loose.
Jan 11 - 5:58 PM

Shane Larkin came off the bench in the second half on Saturday against the Pistons, finishing with eight points, one rebound, three assists and one turnover in 24 minutes.

He's been awful in reality. Phil Jackson said Larkin has small hands back in the offseason, so he might be having a laugh at Larkin having a rough go. As bad as he's been, he should still get a little more leash because the Nets are not going anywhere. He is a cut candidate to a degree, but it should only be for a guy on the upswing like Aaron Gordon.
Jan 9 - 10:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Donald Sloan
2Shane Larkin
3Jarrett Jack
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
4Markel Brown
SF1Joe Johnson
2Sergey Karasev
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Thomas Robinson
3Chris McCullough
4Willie Reed
C1Brook Lopez
2Andrea Bargnani