Landry Shamet is coming off a career-high 30 points in the Brooklyn Nets’ loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday.
Shamet is averaging 17 points per game and a sizzling 52 percent from three in the month of April. Where he’s been doing a sizable amount of damage in on the catch-and-shoot three, as he’s averaging 56.5 percent shooting on 5.3 attempts per game since the All-Star break, which is among the top in the league.
If Shamet can keep that pace up, then throwing him out there in a lineup featuring Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden is going to be a nightmare for opposing defenses in the playoffs. Especially when they still have to account for Joe Harris.
More From Brooklyn
- DeAndre Jordan presented the best option for the Nets to limit Joel Embiid in their loss to the Philadelphia 76ers last week, as he held Embiid to 7-of-20 shooting from the field in the nearly eight minutes he spent defending him. He opened up about how he’s stayed ready and professional this season whenever he’s been out of the lineup in this article by Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.
- Kevin Durant will be out for Tuesday night’s matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans with the right thigh contusion he suffered in the loss to Miami, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Nicolas Claxton and Reggie Perry will also be out due to health and safety protocols.
James Harden will also be out against the Pelicans, as he’ll miss his seventh straight game due to a right hamstring strain. Nets GM Sean Marks told reporters on Friday that he was progressing well, but remains without a timetable to return to action. Expect the Nets to proceed with a little bit of extra caution here, as they’ll want Harden to be as close to 100 percent as possible for the playoffs.