The Brooklyn Nets had to give up Jarrett Allen as part of the three-team deal that landed them James Harden, though they tried to trade Landry Shamet instead.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported on The Hoop Collective podcast the Nets had hoped to move Shamet in exchange for draft capital so as to complete the deal:

“I don’t know what sort of trade value that they have left on their roster. I talked to two different teams that the Nets offered Landry Shamet to in the last week, attempting to get a first-round pick,” Windhorst said, via Bryan Kalbrosky of HoopsHype. “They were trying to keep Jarrett Allen, as you can imagine. So to get the fourth first-round pick, they were trying to find a team that would give them anything and so they shopped Landry Shamet pretty hard, from what I understand.”

It would seem the Nets were unable to find a team willing to part with a first-round pick in exchange for Shamet. Instead, they had to give up Allen in order to finalize their acquisition of the The Beard. Ironically enough, Harden took Shamet's No. 13.

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Shamet's value has probably plummeted due in part to his woefully poor start to the season. The 23-year-old is shooting just 30.6 percent from beyond the arc, which is hardly a marketable clip for a guy whose role primarily entails being a floor-spacing combo guard.

Brooklyn has a shortage of frontcourt players after giving up both Allen and Taurean Prince as part of the Harden trade. The Nets could still try to move Shamet, who could thrive with more playing time.

But it bears wondering what kind of value the Nets could fetch for the former Wichita State star. They already need help filling out the roster as things currently stand.