2. Landry Shamet
One of the earliest moves this offseason for the Nets came with the trade of Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns. Shamet is a major addition to Phoenix, and his ties to head coach Monty Williams from their Philly days should prove powerful.
Brooklyn, though, loses a good 3-point shooter who emerged as the piece he was expected to be more and more often as the season dragged on.
Despite early struggles, Shamet averaged nearly 40 percent from beyond the arc. The Suns will gain a great 3-point shooter and backup to Devin Booker. For Brooklyn, they lose a player who can get around the perimeter and provide the impact needed from beyond the arc off the bench. He may benefit from moving to Phoenix, but with a demanding depth chart including Booker and Chris Paul, he’ll have to keep up or risk falling out of favor.
Brooklyn had a gem in Shamet because he can serve in his singular role as a shooter from beyond the arc, as The Bright Side of the Sun put it. The Nets may feel a tinge of pain in letting him go this season.