Brooklyn Nets: 3 players that have failed to meet expectations

CLEVELAND, OHIO - JANUARY 20: Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Nets guard Landry Shamet (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

2. Landry Shamet

The Brooklyn Nets’ decision to trade for Landry Shamet in the offseason was largely met with praise among fans, and understandably so. After all, surrounding the likes of Durant, Irving and Harden with another spot-up shooter would only create more headaches for opposing defenses.

While Shamet hasn’t necessarily disappointed, it goes without saying that we expected more from him in his third full season in the league. Across 54 games (nine starts), the former second-round pick is posting 9.6 points with .416/.393/.861 shooting splits.

In Shamet’s defense, he’s rebounded from a woeful start to the season, which included combatting injuries and poor shooting from behind the arc, and has actually offered solid production off the bench over the last 10 games.

Is Brooklyn Nets Landry Shamet’s recent hot stretch enough to make up for his slow start?

With that being said, however, the Nets gave up the rights to Saddiq Bey in order to acquire Shamet before the draft and the former has arguably been more effective than the latter. While nobody in the front office could have anticipated that, it admittedly isn’t a great look for Shamet that a late first-round pick is essentially outperforming him.

For context, Bey is averaging 11.8 points and 4.4 rebounds on 40.8% shooting and 38.3% from distance. Not only that, but his bulky 6-foot-7, 215-pound frame offers more on the defensive end of the floor compared to Shamet.

We might be coming down a little hard on Shamet here, but somebody had to qualify for the second spot on this list and his inconsistencies this season fit the criteria.