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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jun 2 - 3:19 PM

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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.
Apr 20 - 9:37 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.
Apr 11 - 10:59 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.
Apr 8 - 9:36 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.
Apr 3 - 4:47 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.
Mar 29 - 10:41 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.
Mar 28 - 9:47 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.
Mar 26 - 9:26 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.
Mar 24 - 11:11 PM

Shane Larkin will enter the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. Cleveland, sending Donald Sloan back to the bench.

The expected move was reported on Wednesday, and now we have official confirmation. Larkin is as inconsistent as they come, so it's tough to get all that excited about him in the starting lineup. He's little more than a potential punt play in DFS.
Mar 24 - 6:26 PM

Interim head coach Tony Brown said that he will be moving Shane Larkin and Sergey Karasev into the starting lineup, and Wayne Ellington won't be logging quite as many minutes moving forward.

Ellington has really been struggling with his shot lately, and the demotion to the second-unit partnered with lessened minutes will likely render him a non-option in most leagues. Larkin will likely be replacing Donald Sloan in the starting five, but with averages of just 7.8 points, 4.0 assists and 1.4 steals on 43.6 percent shooting as a starter this season, Larkin is too inconsistent to rely upon in standard leagues.

Shane Larkin played 21 minutes off the bench and hit 2-of-4 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's loss.

He was better than starter Donald Sloan (0-for-5, zero points), but wasn't great. Neither point guard is playing well for the Nets and we wouldn't trust either of them in fantasy lineups right now.
Mar 22 - 10:19 PM

Shane Larkin did not score in 15 minutes against the 76ers on Friday, adding three assists and four steals.

The Nets second unit was terrible in this game and it hurt Larkin's playing time. He's had some good games recently, but his chance to flop on a given night is as high as any player in the NBA.
Mar 11 - 9:59 PM

Shane Larkin played just 20 minutes for four points and three assists in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors.

After a two-game run of getting 34-plus minutes, Larkin gave way to starter Donald Sloan tonight and didn't do anything other than the stats listed above. Things were looking up for Larkin after the previous two games, but who is in the driver's seat at point guard is now cloudy. Using either one of them in fantasy leagues is a risky proposition right now.
Mar 8 - 10:32 PM

Shane Larkin scored 18 points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

He's coming off a 12-point, 35-minute game on Friday. Larkin looks like he's put a cushion between himself and Donald Sloan. He was one of the worst players for about a six-week span to end the first half of the season, but he's on the radar right now. We still wouldn't suggest cutting anything with solidified value for him, though.
Mar 5 - 11:20 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Shane Larkin
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
2Markel Brown
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Sean Kilpatrick
3Sergey Karasev
PF1Thomas Robinson
2Chris McCullough
C1Brook Lopez
2Willie Reed
3Henry Sims