Landry Shamet traded to suns for Javon Carter and 29th pick

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If all they saw of Jalen Smith was in line with what we all saw of Jalen Smith, I highly doubt they have ANY expectations of him this season. If they saw something more from him than we did, great, but I wouldn't be shocked to see him released or included in a trade to a rebuilding team. He might have a big future in the NBA but if so, it looks to be several years away.
Why would they release a guy they took #10 last year? We’ve all said it ad nauseum on here that bugs take a while to develop. Stix was on a team competing for a championship. There weren’t minutes to give him. I suspect he makes some strides this season and gets some minutes. Likely not a lot.
 

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I watched all the pre game and post game coverage and many times you can see the coaches working on different jump shot moves with Stix. It seems apparent to me they are putting in a lot of time working with him on his shot. There weren't any minutes for him or for Tyshon. I would not be surprised if we see more minutes this year for both, but still not that many. Tyshon had lots of guys ahead of him with experience. Stix is in a position with less guys ahead of him, so I would guess we would get more minutes from him. Two small plays I remember from Stix that were positive, AD tried to back down Stix two trips down the floor in a row when we played the Lakers early in the year and Stix held his own. In late minutes in games, Stix had some blocked shots that were straight up on defense on his man. There's some snippets of talent you can see. That's a long way from bringing it consistently every time on offense and defense, but his interviews he seems like a hard worker. Tyshon, I literally did not see enough minutes at all to get an impression one way or another. Totally a blank canvass. He has size. I would love for us to have a big guard ball handler.
 

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I watched all the pre game and post game coverage and many times you can see the coaches working on different jump shot moves with Stix. It seems apparent to me they are putting in a lot of time working with him on his shot. There weren't any minutes for him or for Tyshon. I would not be surprised if we see more minutes this year for both, but still not that many. Tyshon had lots of guys ahead of him with experience. Stix is in a position with less guys ahead of him, so I would guess we would get more minutes from him. Two small plays I remember from Stix that were positive, AD tried to back down Stix two trips down the floor in a row when we played the Lakers early in the year and Stix held his own. In late minutes in games, Stix had some blocked shots that were straight up on defense on his man. There's some snippets of talent you can see. That's a long way from bringing it consistently every time on offense and defense, but his interviews he seems like a hard worker. Tyshon, I literally did not see enough minutes at all to get an impression one way or another. Totally a blank canvass. He has size. I would love for us to have a big guard ball handler.

Shamet is the same height as Tyshon but not as bulky. He's built like Cam Payne, more on the skinny side but not a twig. He's a solid ball handler so I think he'll fill that role you mentioned of a bigger guard who can handle the ball. I'm not sure about his time in Brooklyn but Philly and the Clippers both tried having him run the point but he's not very adept at that. His ball handling is solid though.
 

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Shamet is the same height as Tyshon but not as bulky. He's built like Cam Payne, more on the skinny side but not a twig. He's a solid ball handler so I think he'll fill that role you mentioned of a bigger guard who can handle the ball. I'm not sure about his time in Brooklyn but Philly and the Clippers both tried having him run the point but he's not very adept at that. His ball handling is solid though.

He's a decent enough secondary ball handler and creator. His problems are shot selection, streakiness shooting and poor defense...not unlike Langston Galloway.
 

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Don’t say we could’ve drafted Day’Ron Sharpe, a player in a position of dire need, with our pick….
 

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He's a decent enough secondary ball handler and creator. His problems are shot selection, streakiness shooting and poor defense...not unlike Langston Galloway.
He is nothing like Galloway. Shemet got minutes in prime time matchups while Galloway struggled to get off the bench and mostly played garbage minutes.
 

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He is nothing like Galloway. Shemet got minutes in prime time matchups while Galloway struggled to get off the bench and mostly played garbage minutes.

Their use might have been different, but their strengths and weaknesses are almost identical, except Shamet is a couple of inches taller.
 

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Their use might have been different, but their strengths and weaknesses are almost identical, except Shamet is a couple of inches taller.
You can't make a valid assessment (comparison) based on when both of these players have been utilized on the court. When Galloway has come off the bench prior to garbage minutes he couldn't stay on the court. That's probably the best indicator.
 

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You can't make a valid assessment (comparison) based on when both of these players have been utilized on the court. When Galloway has come off the bench prior to garbage minutes he couldn't stay on the court. That's probably the best indicator.

I didn't exactly see Shamet getting minutes in the Nets' last game of the season, either, after he had a bad Game 6 against the Bucks.

Maybe other coaches just have more patience for poor defense and shot selection and streaky shooting than Monty does.
 

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I didn't exactly see Shamet getting minutes in the Nets' last game of the season, either, after he had a bad Game 6 against the Bucks.

Maybe other coaches just have more patience for poor defense and shot selection and streaky shooting than Monty does.
Well hell that settles it. Cherry picking a game or two is proof positive. The entire season is his body of work and his coach last season had him out there playing against quality opponents for much of the season. Shemet's April is better than any backup guards month we have on our roster. Monty has turned this team around and put players in place to play roles he thinks makes us better. So far so good. I will take his judgment over cherry picking any day. I think Monty is smart enough not to put this team in a position to have to rely on Shemet to do what he isn't good at to win games.
 

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I liked Galloway, but he had literally ZERO good games since his great game vs Detroit. If he played at all.

Comparing him to a player who got minutes in the playoffs is asinine.
 

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I liked Galloway, but he had literally ZERO good games since his great game vs Detroit. If he played at all.

Comparing him to a player who got minutes in the playoffs is asinine.
Not only that but Monty isn't stupid. He is not going to play Shamet if we get the same production out of him as Galloway. Monty will have his butt on the bench too.
 

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He is nothing like Galloway. Shemet got minutes in prime time matchups while Galloway struggled to get off the bench and mostly played garbage minutes.
Yeah when I read comparisons like that I don’t even consider responding because imo it’s not even really a difference of opinion bc that’s just flat out wrong.
 

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Well hell that settles it. Cherry picking a game or two is proof positive. The entire season is his body of work and his coach last season had him out there playing against quality opponents for much of the season. Shemet's April is better than any backup guards month we have on our roster. Monty has turned this team around and put players in place to play roles he thinks makes us better. So far so good. I will take his judgment over cherry picking any day. I think Monty is smart enough not to put this team in a position to have to rely on Shemet to do what he isn't good at to win games.

How is cherry picking a month any different?
 
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