Three-Team Trade; Shamet to Brooklyn, Kennard to Los Angeles

Ross Houston
November 22, 2020

A three-way trade on the day of the 2020 National Basketball Association draft ended up being an exchange of sharpshooters.

As part of the three-team trade on Wednesday, the Nets received Shamet, Pistons guard Bruce Brown and the draft rights to Reggie Perry, who was selected 57th by the Clippers on draft night.

Kennard arrived as part of a deal that sent guards Landry Shamet to Brooklyn and Rodney McGruder to Detroit as the Clippers attempt to improve the supporting cast around Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

The move allows the Clippers to shed about $10 million while only bringing back Shamet's $2.1 million cap hit, which could servre them well as they look to round out their squad for another run at a title in the West.

In his last of three seasons with Detroit, he logged 15.8 points per game and shot 44% of field goals. That could prove useful for a team that had seen its war chest of draft assets depleted amid a series of trades during the past 16 months and could enable the Clippers to engage in further trade talks, whether now or leading up to the NBA's winter trade deadline. The shooting-guard has been solid during his first two seasons, averaging of 9.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per game.

Bey is a 6-foot-9 forward that Yahoo Sports' Krysten Peek described as "a great outside shooter for his size and excellent in pick-and-pop situations" in her last mock draft.

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