Landry Shamet Rumors

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Landry Shamet
Landry Shamet
Position: G
Born: 03/13/97
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $1,705,920
Not many rookies get to begin their NBA career by playing 20-plus minutes on a contending team. What has that been like and how much can you learn from an experience like this? Landry Shamet: I have to pinch myself and remind myself how lucky I am to be in the situation that I’m in. Not only am I a rookie playing on a contending team, I’m being trusted to play meaningful minutes. I’m also fortunate to have teammates who are begging me to shoot the ball and getting on me if I don’t shoot. I’m blessed and lucky to have ended up in this situation in Philly. Finding the right fit is huge during the NBA draft process and I couldn’t have found a more perfect fit than Philly so far. I’m learning a lot. You’re held to a certain standard when you’re on a team that’s trying to be one of the best in the East. I’m just trying to play my best basketball and trying to help the team reach all of our long-term goals.
The praise flows as easily as Williams’ mellow, yet genuinely caring demeanor. “He helped me so much through my first couple years,” said Anthony Davis, who was drafted no. 1 overall by New Orleans while Williams was the head coach there. Butler, meanwhile, first got to know Williams through their mutual involvement in USA Basketball, and had this to say: “The people part of it, that’s really where he’s key.” “He’s almost like a father figure in some ways,” said Sixers’ rookie Landry Shamet, who swiftly gravitated to Williams over the summer. “He’s just very good at keeping me sane, and even-keeled.”