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Shane Larkin | Guard

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 176
College: Miami (FL)
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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

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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

Shane Larkin (illness) is a go for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

With Jose Calderon (Achilles) on the shelf, Larkin will have an opportunity to slide into the starting lineup tonight. However, with season averages of just 5.6 points, 3.1 assists, and 1.3 steal on 39.2 percent shooting as a starter, he's not a great option in most leagues.
Feb 27 - 10:14 AM

Head coach Derek Fisher is hopeful that Shane Larkin (illness) will be able to play on Friday against the Pistons.

Jose Calderon is doubtful for Friday with an Achilles issue, and after he was spotted wearing a walking boot at practice on Thursday, there's almost no chance that he plays against the Pistons. Larkin has missed the last three games due to strep throat, but he was able to get some conditioning work in recently. Even if Larkin returns and plays big minutes Friday, his value is still limited to deeper leagues for now. Langston Galloway stands to benefit the most from Calderon's absence and should be owned in almost all leagues.
Feb 26 - 7:22 PM

Shane Larkin (illness) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

This will be his third straight game on the sidelines, but head coach Derek Fisher said that Larkin could return later in the week. However, Larkin isn;t exactly a big part of the rotation in New York, and with averages of just 5.4 points, 2.5 assists, 2.0 boards and 1.3 steals per game, it's safe to leave him on the wire. Expect Jose Calderon and Langston Galloway to continue logging big minutes in the backcourt on Wednesday.
Feb 25 - 10:15 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Shane Larkin
2Jose Calderon
SG1Langston Galloway
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Ricky Ledo
4Alexey Shved
SF1Lance Thomas
2Cleanthony Early
3Carmelo Anthony
PF1Andrea Bargnani
2Travis Wear
3Quincy Acy
C1Louis Amundson
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich