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Shane Larkin | Guard | #1

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 175
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (18) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Celtics president Danny Ainge praised recent addition Shane Larkin, describing him as "one of the best players in Europe this year."
"He’s really improved his playmaking abilities ... We think he’s a better shooter than his numbers indicate," Ainge said. "We just really like his speed and his ability to get into the paint." Boston has 16 guaranteed contracts heading into training camp, and Larkin isn't assured a spot on the roster. Jul 27 - 12:26 AM

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Updating a previous report, Shane Larkin's deal with the Celtics is fully guaranteed for next season.

It's likely a deal for the minimum, as Larkin hasn't found much success at the NBA level yet -- he has career averages of 5.8 points and 3.2 assists with three different NBA teams. Expect him to open the season behind Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier.
Jul 20 - 10:58 AM

Shane Larkin has agreed to a deal to return to the NBA and join the Boston Celtics.

Assuming Marcus Smart plays a lot of SG to fill the void left by Avery Bradley, the Celtics do have a need for a third-string PG behind Isaiah Thomas and Terry Rozier. While this is likely a make-good deal, Larkin is leaving $6.3 million on the table to join the Celtics. He has career averages of 5.8 points and 3.2 assists with the Mavericks, Knicks and Nets, but he's only 24 and is coming off an excellent year in Spain where he averaged 13.6 points and 5.3 assists. To be clear, he won't have much fantasy value in Boston.
Jul 20 - 9:22 AM

Shane Larkin said that a few NBA teams were interested in him before he signed with Baskonia of Spain.

"A few teams called with invitations to training camp with partial guarantees and options like that, but I just thought the opportunity to play in Spain and in the Euroleague with the option to get big minutes, work on my game and become a better basketball player was the better opportunity at the time compared to the other options on the table," Larkin said. He didn't play well in Brooklyn last season, but he's only 23 years old and will likely get another NBA chance in a year or two.
Source: Hoopshype
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 09:32:00 AM

Shane Larkin has agreed to a deal to suit up for Baskonia of Spain.

Larkin will likely be on the floor a bit more in Europe than he could with an NBA club, so perhaps that's why he's headed overseas. The terms of his deal are currently unclear, but it could be a while before we see Larkin stateside again.
Source: Baskonia
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 09:14:00 AM

Shane Larkin will not exercise his player option and will be an unrestricted free agent.

The Nets might actually start Isaiah Whitehead at point guard, assuming they don't sign a veteran. As for Larkin, he had a terrible season despite getting some added opportunity, averaging just 9.5 points, 3.4 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.5 treys in his 17 starts. He'll likely get a backup role somewhere else.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 07:34:00 PM

Shane Larkin has reportedly declined to pick up his player option for the 2016-17 season, and he'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Larkin should be able to earn a pay increase with the NBA salary cap set to hit $92 million this offseason, but he's not going to be anything more than a backup point guard with little fantasy value wherever he winds up.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Shane Larkin said that he's unsure if he'll pick up his player option with the Nets worth $1.5 million for the 2016-17 season.

"I’m not a guy who wants to play a 10-year career with eight different teams," said Larkin. "I want to find a home and really lock in with a team where I know what the coach wants, what my teammates want and we can just all grow together." Larkin added that starting is not important to him, and he just wants a two or three-year deal with a team that views him as a long-term solution and not just a fill-in guy. Given Larkin's skill set and struggles with consistency, he could be asking for a bit much with these requests.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 09:37:00 AM

Shane Larkin scored a career-high 20 points during a 120-111 loss to the Wizards on Monday, adding six rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He made 9-of-13 from the field as the Nets were able to get a lot of buckets in transition for this game. Larkin has been all over the place all season, but this was his second good game in a row. He probably won't be the best punt play on Wednesday against the Raptors because of so many backups looking at big minutes.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Shane Larkin scored two points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and four turnovers in 25 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

It's almost impossible to trust Larkin. He was one of the worst rotational players back in January, but he's been better in the past month or so. Still, he's tough to use in standard leagues.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 09:36:00 PM

Shane Larkin scored six points with four rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two turnovers against the Pelicans on Sunday.

He picked up some extra run because of Donald Sloan (illness) not playing. Larkin should see some minutes in the 28-33 range, so he's worth a look if you need a point guard.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Shane Larkin played 33 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in Tuesday's ugly loss to the Magic.

It wasn't great and it wasn't terrible, but he's cooled off since a bit of a hot streak. The good news is that the Nets plan on starting him at point guard the rest of the way, meaning you should hold him if you own him.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 10:41:00 PM

Shane Larkin played 29 minutes against the Heat on Monday, making 1-of-5 from the field for seven points with three rebounds, eight assists and three turnovers.

While the scoring wasn't great in this sub-par matchup, his fantasy owners should be happy with the minutes, steals and assists. Larkin still has four more games to produce stats this week, so he might have value over the next seven days. He seems to be locked in to a role with minutes in the upper 20s.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 09:47:00 PM

Shane Larkin scored 14 points with one rebound, five assists, three steals and three turnovers in 27 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

He is batting 1.000 in his last two starts with two nice games and two wins, too. Larkin looks like he has a role in the upper 20s going forward and he's avoided a prolonged slump for a couple weeks. With five games on the horizon, he should probably be owned for this upcoming week.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 09:26:00 PM

Shane Larkin scored 16 points in a start against the Cavs on Thursday with three rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

He played very well on both ends and maybe getting in the starting lineup can help his confidence. Larkin was abysmal during his last stint as the starter, averaging 7.8 points, 2.4 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.4 treys in his previous five starts. Most fantasy owners will want to see him do it again unless they are desperate for a point guard.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 11:11:00 PM