Shane Larkin Rumors

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Shane Larkin
Shane Larkin
Position: G
Born: 10/02/92
Height: 5-11 / 1.80
Weight:171 lbs. / 77.6 kg.
Salary: $1,500,000
“I’m not a guy who wants to play a 10-year career with eight different teams; I want to find a home and really lock in with a team where I know what the coach wants, what my teammates want and we can just all grow together,” Larkin told Basketball Insiders. “I feel like that’s how you get the best out of your players. It’s not like, ‘Alright, let’s get this guy here for a year, he can fill in this void for us and then [move on].’ I just turned 23, so I’m still young. Being able to get with a team on a two-year deal or three-year deal saying, ‘This is what we want you to be. We want you to spark our offense, push the tempo, be this guy and this is what we feel you can do for the team,’ then that’s perfect. Whether I’m a starter or whatever, it’s cool either way. I just want to find a situation where a team wants to see me grow with them and not just [have me as] a fill-in. That’s the kind of situation I’d be looking for.”
Larkin, the No. 18 selection in the 2013 NBA draft, will be a restricted free agent on July 1, if he declines the option. Larkin doesn’t have a high market value around the NBA and for that reason he will probably opt in to guarantee the $1.5 million for next season. Larkin played in 78 games this season, starting 17, and he averaged 7.3 points, 4.4 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals. Besides Larkin, teammates Wayne Ellington and Thomas Robinson also own player options for next season.
Storyline: Shane Larkin Free Agency
Guard Shane Larkin pointed to a more fun, less-stressful atmosphere. “It’s been good. [Brown has] freed everybody up to go play basketball,” Larkin said. “It’s not a lot of stress out there, just go try to have fun, play hard, play with energy. Just go play, that’s what he’s preaching, so that’s what we’re doing. “We were in a little funk. The season hasn’t gone how anybody on the team has wanted it to go.