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Shane Larkin | Guard

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 175
College: Miami (FL)
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Shane Larkin had 10 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers in 25 minutes vs. OKC on Wednesday.
Jarrett Jack was in foul trouble, which shifted more playing time to Larkin, who came in averaging 17.5 minutes per game. He's been solid when given extended opportunities, but is restricted to deep-league appeal while Jack is healthy. Nov 26 - 1:03 AM

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Shane Larkin dished out six assists to go along with six points and one steal in 20 minutes vs. the Hornets on Wednesday.

He had a career-high-tying eight dimes on opening night but has been quiet ever since, and we're not reading into tonight's solid performance. He's not worth owning while averaging 15-18 minutes behind Jarrett Jack.
Nov 18 - 10:13 PM

Shane Larkin scored 14 points in 14 minutes against the Hawks on Tuesday with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers.

His minutes have just been hanging around 20 as he backs up Jarrett Jack. Larkin has clearly pulled ahead for the backup point guard job, so he would likely be worth a look if Jack needed to miss time. He's only a handcuff in 20-team leagues.
Nov 17 - 11:47 PM

Shane Larkin got hot in 23 minutes vs. Houston, posting 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds and two assists.

The matchup favored Larkin, who was a combined 15-of-35 from the field in Brooklyn's first seven games. This outlier doesn't alter his outlook.
Nov 12 - 12:04 AM

Shane Larkin tied his career-high with eight assists vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, adding six points, three steals and one block while starting in place of Jarrett Jack (hamstring).

He logged 23 minutes and will draw another start if Jack isn't ready to go for Friday's game in San Antonio. Larkin isn't much of a scoring threat, limiting him to a handful of assists and steals with solid FT percentages, which aren't likely to aid owners in 12-team leagues.
Oct 28 - 11:20 PM

Shane Larkin will replace Jarrett Jack (hamstring) in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

Larkin had a decent preseason, but it's important to remember that he averaged just 6.4 points, 4.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 22 starts for the Knicks last season. He is worth a look for owners in need of short-term value, but it's also possible that he splits minutes with Donald Sloan tonight.
Oct 28 - 11:56 AM

Shane Larkin will likely step into the starting lineup for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Bulls with Jarrett Jack (hamstring) sidelined.

Larkin will likely split minutes with Donald Sloan at the point on Wednesday, which is not an ideal situation for fantasy hoops.
Oct 27 - 5:24 PM

Shane Larkin stepped up in a start against the Pistons on Thursday, scoring 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

Jarrett Jack didn't play to give Larkin some heavy burn. He was in the news this offseason because Phil Jackson took some shots at Larkin, but the former Knick and Mav got it going. He should be ahead of Ryan Boatright for the backup point guard minutes. Boatright had no points in 11 minutes.
Oct 8 - 10:24 PM

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.
Source: ESPN NY
Aug 10 - 5:26 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Shane Larkin
3Donald Sloan
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Markel Brown
SF1Joe Johnson
2Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
3Sergey Karasev
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Thomas Robinson
3Chris McCullough
4Willie Reed
C1Brook Lopez
2Andrea Bargnani