|2013 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 18th overall by Atlanta.|
|2013 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by Atlanta, along with cash, to Dallas in exchange for Jared Cunningham, the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira (#16) and the draft rights to Mike Muscala (#44).|
|29th July, 2013||NBA||Signed four year, $7,395,002 rookie scale contract with Dallas. Included team options for 2015/16 and 2016/17.|
|1st February, 2014||D-League||Assigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.|
|2nd February, 2014||D-League||Recalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.|
|27th February, 2014||D-League||Assigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.|
|28th February, 2014||D-League||Recalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.|
|1st March, 2014||D-League||Assigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.|
|2nd March, 2014||D-League||Recalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.|
|14th March, 2014||D-League||Assigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.|
|15th March, 2014||D-League||Recalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.|
|25th June, 2014||NBA||Traded by Dallas, along with Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, Samuel Dalembert and two 2014 second round picks (#34, Cleanthony Early; #51, Thanasis Antetokounmpo) to New York in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton.|
|1st November, 2014||NBA||New York declined 2015/16 team option.|
|9th July, 2015||NBA||Signed a two year, $3 million contract with Brooklyn. Included player option for 2016/17.|
|2nd June, 2016||NBA||Declined 2016/17 player option.|
|10th August, 2016||Spain||Signed a one year contract with Baskonia.|
|9th July, 2017||Spain||Signed a two year offer sheet with Barcelona.|
|14th July, 2017||Spain||Matched by Baskonia.|
|20th July, 2017||Spain||Left Baskonia.|
|31st July, 2017||NBA||Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Boston.|
|26th July, 2018||Turkey||Signed a one year contract with Anadolu Efes.|
|2011 - 2013||Miami FL (NCAA)|
|June 2013 - June 2014||Dallas Mavericks (NBA)|
|June 2014 - June 2015||New York Knicks (NBA)|
|July 2015 - June 2016||Brooklyn Nets (NBA)|
|August 2016 - July 2017||Baskonia (Spain)|
|July 2017 - June 2018||Boston Celtics (NBA)|
|July 2018 - present||Anadolu Efes (Turkey)|
September 6, 2018
[...] Elsewhere, it is all change at guard. Lamenting the lack of ball movement and shot creation last year, Efes replaced McCollum with Larkin, who prior to returning to the NBA last year had been a star EuroLeague guard. Larkin is small, but puts the work in on defence, and was an excellent lead guard for Baskonia two seasons ago. Quick and crafty, confident and committed, Larkin bounces around the court and brings the defenders with him. Behind him will be Vasilije Micic, formerly of Zalgiris, an error-prone but dynamic point guard in his own right. Micic has never been much of a defender or a shooter, two weaknesses of Efes last season, but he can pick a defence apart and create efficient looks, and should make a strong combination with Larkin. [...]
June 29, 2018
PG - 5’11, 175lbs - 25 years old - 4 years of experience
Players like Larkin - drafted in the first round, declined team options, off to Europe - do not normally come back. It was a surprise, then, when he did. Nonetheless, Larkin did return to the NBA, and he had a solid-enough season as a third string point guard.
His own scoring game was a struggle. Never the best shooter, Larkin did shoot pretty well from three-point range this season when catching and shooting, but basically all the pull-ups (especially from mid-range) went askew. He sure does like to take them, it is his favourite thing to do after driving around a screen, but they sure don’t like to go in much. And being small as he is without Nate Robinson’s athleticism makes finishing at the rim a daunting proposition, too.
Indeed, Larkin did not do much playmaking off the dribble, either. He perhaps didn’t need to with Al Horford and Jayson Tatum alongside him, but nor did he try to. Generally, when he drove, it was to try and score.
So what did he do? Play pesky defence. Tried to overcome the permanent size disadvantage with good hustle and reads. Hit his outside jumpers. Bring the ball up without ever turning it over. Leading the break where possible.
Larkin had a small role, and performed it pretty well. It is tough to see how the role could be much bigger unless he becomes a much better shotmaker off the dribble. That said, it is a role he can fill again somewhere in the NBA. Europe can now be a choice, not a requirement.
Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary contract. Would be worthy of another one but the role is unlikely to be needed.