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SUNS SIGN LANDRY SHAMET TO CONTRACT EXTENSION

The Phoenix Suns today signed guard Landry Shamet to a multiyear contract extension.

Shamet was acquired by Phoenix in a trade with Brooklyn on Aug. 6 and he averaged 11.0 points on 48.4% from the field and 44.4% from three-point range in four games this preseason. He has completed three NBA seasons, appearing in the playoffs three times, and averaged a career-best 9.3 points for the Nets in 2020-21, including a career-high 30 points on April 18 at Miami. The 24-year-old has averaged 9.2 points per game on 41.6% shooting from the field, 39.7% from three-point range and 83.4% from the free throw line in 193 career regular season games (69 starts) with Philadelphia, the LA Clippers and Brooklyn. Shamet has totaled 407 career three-point makes as his 39.7% career mark from beyond the arc ranks 17th among all active players (min. 300 3PM).

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Shamet played three seasons collegiately at Wichita State before Philadelphia selected him 26th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft. He earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors in 2018-19 as he split his rookie season with the 76ers (whose coaching staff included current Suns Head Coach Monty Williams) and the Clippers. Shamet has appeared in all 31 of his teams’ playoff games through his first three seasons, making 10 starts and averaging 5.3 points.

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