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Shane Larkin | Guard | #8

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 175
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (18) / ATL
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Shane Larkin (illness) did not practice on Saturday.
Larkin is an irrelevant part of the rotation in Boston, so his playing status for Tuesday's game will not have an impact in fantasy hoops. Jan 13 - 3:25 PM

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Shane Larkin (knee) will be available to play Monday against the Wizards.

While he'll be available today, there are no guarantees he'll step foot on the court with Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier all healthy. Leave him on the wire.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 03:53:00 PM

Shane Larkin (knee) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Wizards.

Larkin was "available" to play on Saturday, but never saw the floor. He's not a lock to play while Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier are healthy.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 01:47:00 PM

Shane Larkin (knee) is available for Saturday against the Bulls.

The Celtics are fairly healthy in the backcourt tonight, so they may not need Larkin to play.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 07:35:00 PM

Shane Larkin (left knee soreness) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. Chicago.

This would be Larkin's second straight game out of the lineup, as he also missed Thursday's loss in New York. If Larkin is unable to play, Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier will soak up a few extra minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Shane Larkin (left knee soreness) will not play vs. New York on Thursday.

Larkin is averaging 11.0 minutes per game this season, so his absence doesn't have a big impact for fantasy purposes. Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier should absorb his playing time.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 02:34:00 PM

Shane Larkin finished with nine points, a rebound and a steal over 16 minutes in Friday's loss against the visiting Jazz.

Head coach Brad Stevens praised Larkin after the game, saying that he is really changing the tempo of games and playing efficient and intelligent offense. "I appreciate what he's giving us," Stevens said. Larkin has averaged 15.8 minutes per outing in his five appearances in December and it appears he'll continue to play a role in Stevens' rotation for the time being.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 01:26:00 AM

Shane Larkin made all six attempts from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

With Marcus Smart sliding over to the starting two, Larkin had added opportunity off the bench. Larkin was a DNP-CD last Friday, but he has stepped up due to either a matchup or because of players missing time. He's played well enough to stick in the rotation even when Al Horford (rest) returns, but Larkin is only worth a look in super deep leagues.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:05:00 PM

Shane Larkin (head) is a game-time call for Friday against the Magic.

He took a hit on Wednesday and the Celtics may opt to just keep him out. Larkin only played six minutes on Wednesday.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Shane Larkin crashed back to earth on Sunday, missing all six of his attempts from the field and finishing with just two assists in 14 minutes off the bench.

Larkin came through with a surprise 16 points off the bench in Friday's win over the Hornets, but as you can see, that kind of effort won't be a consistent occurrence for Larkin even with Kyrie Irving (face) on the sidelines. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Shane Larkin scored a season-high 16 points on Friday vs. the Hornets with one rebound and two triples in 17 minutes.

Not bad for a guy that spent the last season overseas. Larkin entered the rotation with Kyrie Irving leaving the game after two minutes with a possible concussion, but if he misses time, Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart are the guys fantasy owners want to pick up.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 11:40:00 PM

Shane Larkin played 19 minutes on Friday vs. the 76ers, scoring 10 points with four assists, two rebounds and two 3-pointers.

He played a total of five minutes prior to this game, but entered the rotation with Marcus Smart (ankles) sidelined. Larkin is hoping to make the most of his second shot in the NBA after spending time overseas and he looked more than capable of contributing Friday, but the reality is that he isn't going to play much when Smart comes back.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 12:38:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 12:26:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 10:58:00 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.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 09:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes