Ranking the 5 worst Clippers starters of the PG, Kawhi era

Serge Ibaka, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Landry Shame, LA Clippers
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4. Landry Shamet

Once the LA Clippers traded with the 76ers to acquire Landry Shamet, many thought he would flourish into an all-star talent. This was a reasonable assumption at the time, as Shamet was playing in a fantastic situation with one of the league’s best developmental staff. He was phenomenal from beyond the arc, great at playmaking, and a solid defender around the perimeter.

Furthermore, Shamet shined at first glance. In 25 games after the 2019 trade deadline, Shamet averaged 10.9 points, 2.3 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in just under 28 minutes a night. What’s even more impressive is that, during this time frame, he shot 45.0% from three on six attempts.

Following Shamet’s rookie year, it was safe to say that the LA Clippers landed a top-of-the-line three-point shooter. Although this was true, the Wichita State product was very inconsistent. This made him unplayable in certain situations throughout the year.

Moreover, the inconsistency became very evident in his sophomore season. This held back the team’s potential, especially in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George’s first year in LA. Not to mention Shamet’s numbers dropped in nearly every single category. This gave the front office all the evidence they needed to trade him on draft night.

That said, Shamet was still an integral part of the franchise’s history. He played a pivotal role in the start of the Leonard and George era and drilled a playoff three-pointer that will be remembered forever. Additionally, he did the best he could and played his heart out with no questions asked. That’s all you can ask for from a young stud looking to find a home in the NBA.