LA Clippers: Players for Landry Shamet to study in isolation

Landry Shamet LA Clippers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Landry Shamet LA Clippers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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JJ Redick (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
JJ Redick (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

JJ Redick

So far, we’ve taken a look at players who Shamet could study to add new wrinkles and skills to his game, but in JJ Redick, Shamet could (continue to) study a player whose skills track more closely with his current set.

Shamet got to watch Redick up close as he spent 54 games last season as his teammate and understudy in Philadelphia. There were many who thought Shamet was being groomed as Redick’s successor until he was shipped to Los Angeles as part of the Tobias Harris trade.

Philadelphia’s loss was LA’s gain as they acquired the young sharpshooter, who now has the chance to make his mark where Redick spent four seasons spacing the floor for the Lob City era Clippers teams.

The pair has even spoken fondly about each other. Shamet named Redick his number one role model in the league via Instagram, and Redick endorsed Shamet to head coach Doc Rivers shortly after the trade.

Redick does everything the Clippers want and need Shamet to do currently, with an added veteran savvy and flair. He moves well without the ball, creates space for his teammates, and is ready to take catch-and-shoot threes when he’s open. Redick shoots a little more frequently off the dribble, and is also shooting more often with a defender in his face. Shamet could pick these skills up by studying his former mentor and his tendencies.

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Landry Shamet is an important part of the Clippers roster both now and in the future. If he’s able to add to his skillset he’ll only prove a move valuable part of their already dangerous roster.