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Shane Larkin | Guard

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 176
College: Miami (FL)

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The Knicks are trying to move Samuel Dalembert and Shane Larkin, according to Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal.
Now that the Knicks have the 34th pick in the draft, they at least have some ammunition to get into the first round. Larkin was a top-20 pick last year and he could be used here to sneak into the 20-30 range with that 34th pick. The Knicks probably are not too attached to Dalembert and could wind up buying him out. Jun 25 - 6:38 PM

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The Knicks acquired Shane Larkin in Wednesday's trade with the Mavericks.

He had a couple bright spots in his rookie season, including an 18-point game against the Suns on Jan. 17. Larkin did lose his momentum as the year went on and only played more than 20 minutes in February, March and April with several DNP-CDs on the way. He has some upside and is an option as the second-string point guard behind Jose Calderon.
Jun 25 - 6:10 PM

The Knicks are close to acquiring Shane Larkin in a trade with the Mavericks.

He had a tough time staying healthy in his rookie season due to breaking his ankle even before Las Vegas Summer League started. Larkin has said he'd want to go to Las Vegas again, and he'd get a chance to do so with either the Knicks or Mavs. His athleticism would make him a candidate to become the second-string point guard with the Knicks.
Jun 25 - 4:30 PM

Shane Larkin is hopeful that the Mavericks use more two point guard lineups next season.

"[The Spurs] had Patty Mills and Tony Parker out there at the same time," Larkin said. "They were out there causing havoc. Patty was picking up full court, being a little pest and getting under everybody’s skin, hitting big shots." If he wants to become anything close to Mills, Larkin will have to improve his 31.6 percent from downtown from his rookie season. He didn't get to play in summer league last year due to a broken ankle, but will try again this year.
Jun 20 - 11:56 AM

Mavs PG Shane Larkin acknowledged that to earn a bigger role next season he must "get in the lane and create for others."

The 5'11" guard averaged 2.8 points on 38.0 percent shoting last season, but his quickness is intriguing for Mavs coach Rick Carlisle. "We need speed on this team," Carlisle said. "We need playmaking ability, we need lane penetration, we need defense and we need scoring, and I think [Larkin] can help us in all those areas."
Jun 10 - 4:19 PM

Shane Larkin will play in Las Vegas Summer League in July.

Last year, his trip to Vegas did not go well. He broke his ankle even before the games started, which delayed his NBA debut. Larkin showed some promise in his rookie season, but he's still a long way from being a consistent player off the bench.
May 27 - 7:47 PM

Shane Larkin played 13 minutes after Jose Calderon left Sunday's game with a facial injury, and Dallas' rookie PG finished with five points and one assist.

Fellow rookie Gal Mekel is still dealing with swelling and pain in his knee, so if Calderon misses any games it will be Devin Harris and Larkin sharing PG duties. Nothing about Larkin's rookie campaign or coach Rick Carlisle's rotations suggests that there's fantasy value to be found here, especially with the Mavs in the midst of a playoff chase.
Mar 23 - 11:01 PM

Mavs recalled Shane Larkin, Jae Crowder and Bernard James from the Texas Legends.

The trio made the quick trip to the D-League to get some burn on Thursday night. Now they're back and available for Friday night's home game against the Bulls. None are part of the rotation with Brandan Wright, Devin Harris, Vince Carter and Wayne Ellington hogging bench minutes for Rick Carlisle.
Feb 28 - 12:45 PM

Shane Larkin, Jae Crowder and Bernard James have been assigned to the Texas Legends for Thursday's game.

They're not a significant part of the Mavs' rotation at the moment and the quick trip to the D-League will at least keep them game-ready. All three guys should be recalled on Friday and this doesn't have fantasy implications.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 27 - 3:49 PM

Mavericks rookie Shane Larkin stepped up in the rotation with Devin Harris (ankle, knee) unavailable Wednesday, dishing out five assists but missing all five of his shot attempts in 23 minutes.

Larkin is making 38.7 percent of his FGs this season and Harris should be ready to go after the break, so there's no reason to adjust expectations in fantasy leagues. The Mavericks won the game anyway, their sixth win in seven games before the All-Star break, and are currently seventh in the West with a two-game lead over ninth-place Memphis.
Feb 12 - 10:25 PM

Shane Larkin has a stomach bug but played through it in Monday's game, logging four minutes with no stats other than a personal foul.

The Mavericks have seen this stomach bug go around the locker room a little bit and they're likely just going to sit Larkin tonight. Devin Harris may have a better game with a few extra minutes of playing time.
Feb 3 - 7:08 PM

The Mavericks recently assigned rookie PG Shane Larkin to the D-League because "he needs work," according to coach Rick Carlisle.

"You saw how he played the other night. It didn’t go well," said Carlisle. "We just need Shane and Ricky [Ledo] and all our young guys to always have an edge and always be as competitive as possible." Larkin has been recalled from the D-League but he's fallen out of the rotation with Devin Harris healthy, and he's obviously not in favor with Carlisle, so there's no reason to touch him in any leagues.
Feb 2 - 11:28 PM

Shane Larkin played 23 minutes off the bench on Saturday during a 127-111 loss with nine points, two boards, four assists, one steal and one turnover.

Garbage time was a bit of a factor, but Larkin still looked good in his time out there. He's been able to get around defenders for the most part and has a solid offensive efficiency rating of 108, which ranks in the top 10 among point guards logging at least 11 minutes per game. That said, Larkin is only a stash in deep leagues.
Jan 19 - 2:52 AM

Shane Larkin scored a career-high 18 points against the Suns on Friday with one board, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-8 shooting.

He put up nine in the final frame and really injected some life into the offense. Larkin has been impressive in a handful of games in which he's seen extended minutes, so it's not a bad idea to pick him up on a speculative basis with Jose Calderon (knee) suffering a contusion tonight. He has the total package for a fantasy point guard with contribution in triples, points and assists while the Mavericks also take plenty of chances on D with their league-leading steal totals.
Jan 18 - 2:01 AM

Shane Larkin returned to action on Wednesday and played six minutes.

He missed just one game due to an ankle sprain. Larkin's NBA career got off to a bad start with a broken ankle before he played in any summer league games back in July, so he's probably going to need a full offseason before he's a regular contributor.
Jan 16 - 2:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
4Langston Galloway
SG1J.R. Smith
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Iman Shumpert
3Cleanthony Early
4Travis Outlaw
5Quincy Acy
PF1Andrea Bargnani
2Amare Stoudemire
3Orlando Sanchez
4Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich