Nets trade No. 19 to Pistons in 3-way deal sending Luke Kennard to Clippers, Landry Shamet to Nets
The Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers have finally given basketball fans exactly what they have been waiting all night long for—a three-way trade involving both a first-round NBA Draft pick in 2020 and several active players.
According to a Wednesday evening report from Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic, the Clippers have have sent the No. 19 overall pick to the Nets, who have since traded such a pick to the Detroit Pistons. With the Clippers being forced to send guard Landry Shamet across the country to the Nets in this three-way deal, the Clippers ultimately secured sharpshooter Luke Kennard as a result of all of this shuffling around.
Thanks to landing the No. 19 overall pick, the Pistons will now receive the rights to former Villanova Wildcats forward Saddiq Bey.
Sources: The Clippers are sending No. 19 pick via Brooklyn to the Pistons and receiving Luke Kennard. Nets received Landry Shamet.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 19, 2020
The 23-year-old Shamet will now suit up for his third NBA franchise after previously being traded to the Clippers from the Philadelphia 76ers, who originally selected the former Wichita State standout in the latter portion of the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft. Shamet was traded from Philadelphia to Los Angeles midway through his rookie season. After splitting his first NBA campaign between the two cities, he spent the entirety of the 2019-20 season with the Clippers while averaging 9.2 points per game for his career as it stands today.
The 24-year-old Kennard previously spent his entire NBA playing career with the Pistons, a team that first selected him with the No. 12 overall pick back in 2017. The former Duke standout has averaged 9.8 points per game as a NBA shooting guard.