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Shane Larkin | Guard

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 176
College: Miami (FL)
Contract: view contract details

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Knicks president Phil Jackson said Shane Larkin couldn't control the ball because "he has such tiny hands."
"He's incredibly quick but he doesn't use his speed the way he should," Jackson said. "Shane mainly wants to get his shot off a high screen-roll situation when he should be pushing the ball and getting his shots in an open floor." This is a fair assessment and maybe not playing in the triangle anymore can help him. The Nets signing Donald Sloan to a deal will give Larkin some competition to get into the rotation. Aug 10 - 5:26 PM
Source: ESPN NY

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Shane Larkin said he is ready to push the tempo and bring some energy to the Nets' backcourt next season.

"I talked to Billy (King) and Lionel (Hollins) as soon as free agency started, and they told me they wanted me to come in and just play my game," Larkin said. "I’m more of a pick-and-roll guy, up and down. And that’s the thing they told me they wanted me to come in and do. For them to tell me they wanted me to come in push the tempo, bring some energy to the team, that was everything I wanted to hear." Larkin is expected to be the primary backup to Jarrett Jack, so he won't be a reliable asset unless Jack suffers an injury.
Source: ESPN
Jul 25 - 11:28 AM

Shane Larkin has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $3 million deal with the Nets.

This is a rather strange move for Brooklyn as they already have Jarrett Jack, Deron Williams, and Steve Blake on the roster. Larkin is sure to pick up a lot of DNP-CDs if the current roster remains intact, and he won't be worth drafting in most fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 2:58 PM

Shane Larkin logged 22 minutes off the bench on Monday, hitting 4-of-7 shots (no threes) for nine points, three rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

Larkin has been a nice low-end play recently even if the minutes tonight were disappointing. Give him a look for low-end returns in Wednesday's finale against Detroit.
Apr 14 - 2:43 AM

Shane Larkin logged 32 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Larkin has finally cashed in all of those minutes with some serviceable fantasy value. He's averaging 10.3 points, 5.3 boards, 5.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 91.7 percent on his free throw shooting over the last four games. Don't expect miracles and there is certainly some risk, but he looks like a good pickup for these last few games.
Apr 11 - 1:13 AM

Shane Larkin piled up 15 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and one steal in Sunday's win over the visiting Sixers, making 4-of-8 field goals and 7-of-8 free throws with zero turnovers in 41 minutes.

Larkin's sky-high playing time is his greatest asset, and tonight's beefy line is reason enough to pick him up where available. His value is even more secure with Alexey Shved (ribs) and Jose Calderon (Achilles) almost certainly done for the season.
Apr 5 - 10:17 PM

Shane Larkin played 44 minutes against the Celtics on Friday during a 96-92 loss with 14 points, one rebound, six assists and one steal.

It's his second 44-minute game in his last three, but it's his first game with double-digit points in his last four. Larkin isn't exactly a per-minute dynamo, but he'll be on the radar if he's logging 44 minutes. He's still not a must-own player or anything, but give him a look if you really need a point guard.
Mar 28 - 12:38 AM

Shane Larkin hit just 1-of-2 shots for two points and two assists in 30 minutes of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Clippers.

He's getting minutes for the banged up and dreadful Knicks, but he is also dreadful. If you thought Tony Snell didn't do anything with his minutes for the Bulls, take a look at Larkin's game log.
Mar 26 - 12:01 AM

Shane Larkin logged 44 minutes in Monday's loss, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, seven assists and one block.

Larkin just isn't any good for fantasy leagues in Derek Fisher's system, so no matter how many minutes he gets he is deep league asset at best.
Mar 23 - 11:12 PM

Shane Larkin will start next to Langston Galloway on Monday night.

This is interesting because the Knicks are putting their two active point guards in the starting lineup without a real backup point behind them. They are only dressing nine players with Ricky Ledo, Lance Thomas, Andrea Bargnani, Jason Smith, Quincy Acy, Cole Aldrich and Lou Amundson as the others. Larkin starting is a slight boost for his floor and ceiling in fantasy tonight.
Mar 23 - 5:53 PM

Shane Larkin scored 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes off the bench on Friday.

This level of production has been his high water mark and owners need to see a lot more of this before considering an add.
Mar 20 - 11:00 PM

Shane Larkin stepped up with eight points, four rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals in 25 minutes off the Knicks' bench on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to earn a road win in Phoenix.

Tim Hardaway Jr. only lasted two minutes before re-injuring his troublesome wrist, so Larkin stepped into heavier playing time than usual. Even if Hardaway Jr. and Cleanthony Early (ankle) miss more games, it's hard to trust Larkin with both Alexey Shved and Langston Galloway ahead of him in the rotation.
Mar 15 - 11:50 PM

Shane Larkin scraped by with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes off the bench on Monday.

If you gambled on him during the five-game week this is a good start. For prospective owners this week he'll be a risky add in a four-game sample.
Mar 10 - 12:49 AM

Shane Larkin did not score in 26 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday with two rebounds and four assists.

He's played 27.3 minutes per game since his return to the lineup back on Feb. 27, averaging 8.3 points, 2.3 boards, 3.5 assists and 0.5 treys. Larkin could get hot, but he hasn't had consecutive good games for basically the entire season. No thanks for now.
Mar 4 - 9:40 PM

Shane Larkin played 36 minutes against the Pistons on Friday with 16 points, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He started overtime for the Knicks and looks like the biggest beneficiary of the Jose Calderon (Achilles) injury. Larkin has rarely put up multiple good games in a row and has yet to score in double figures in consecutive games all season. We'd like to see it again before adding him in 14-team leagues.
Feb 28 - 12:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Shane Larkin
3Ryan Boatright
4Donald Sloan
SG1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Wayne Ellington
3Markel Brown
SF1Joe Johnson
2Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
3Quincy Miller
4Sergey Karasev
5Juan Vaulet
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Thomas Robinson
3Chris McCullough
4Willie Reed
C1Brook Lopez
2Andrea Bargnani