Landry Shamet RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Jovan Buha: Landry Shamet’s decision to withdraw from USA Basketball Select Team camp stems from his desire to be 100% healthy entering Clippers training camp. He’s been dealing with a minor muscle contusion in his lower leg, a source told @TheAthleticLA @The Athletic.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Clippers G Landry Shamet has withdrawn from USA Basketball Select Team camp, agent @GeorgeLangberg tells ESPN. “He was appreciative of the opportunity and hopes to be part of USAB again in future,” Langberg tells ESPN. Shamet’s preparing for what could be deep LAC playoff run.
A lot of people are saying that you guys are the best team on paper and there are championship expectations. Landry Shamet: There should be championship expectations. There is no reason to think anything else. I kind of felt the expectations immediately, we’re going all-in right now. This is what we’re doing. Knowing that I’ve been starting, assuming that’s still the case, I take that really seriously. Starting on the best team on paper? I take it seriously. I felt the weight of it really quickly, for sure. I’m just excited to get acclimated with that group of guys, move forward and try to accomplish as much as we can.
Everyone is talking about how amazing this team can be defensively. How can that help you and what do you expect on that end? Landry Shamet: your confidence, defensively. Knowing not only do you have other guys securing their matchups, but you know they are heady and have good IQ and if you do make a mistake, you have guys behind you who are good at making up for those mistakes. I think it will allow Pat, especially, to be more aggressive than he already is. You’ll see guys probably gambling a little bit more, knowing the group of defenders behind us. We’ll be able to throw multiple matchups at a guy. If he is having his way with Pat, well okay, here is Paul. If he’s having his way with Paul, okay, well here’s Kawhi. Going down the line, we can really wear guys out. The idea of being able to throw these different matchups at these big-time scorers . Whoever is guarding them isn’t going to get worn down. We’re going to have different options there. It’s exciting to be able to switch every guy.
What are your offseason plans? What aspects of your game are you working to develop? Landry Shamet: Just everything. I was a point guard in college; people forget that. Being able to re-work that back into my game . I play off the ball a lot, but I want to be a threat off the bounce and off my catches, off pin-downs, dribble handoffs where I can get downhill and create ball screens, and just being more aggressive in transition. Stuff like that, offensively. Obviously, I’ll work on my body and continue to get stronger. Overall, I’m just continuing to be an all-around player, which I’ve always prided myself on; doing everything well. I’m not just a shooter. I’m not just a shooting guard. I play both positions. I can do anything a coach needs me to do. That’s what I pride myself on, so I’ve been working on rounding out the rest of my game that maybe wasn’t showcased as much this year because I was in a different role.
Alex Kennedy: Agent George Langberg on Landry Shamet getting invited to USA Select Team: “It’s a true testament to Landry’s unrelenting work ethic and desire to be the best player he can be. USA Basketball is a well-deserved honor and I know he is ready to take advantage of this opportunity.“
Adrian Wojnarowski: Clippers guard Landry Shamet has been invited to participate with the Select Team at Team USA’s National Team camp in Las Vegas in August, league source tells ESPN. Shamet will join the younger group that includes No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson.
In his first year in the NBA, Shamet experienced the exhilaration of betting on himself by leaving early and being drafted in the first round, earning a spot in the rotation for a title contender, then being blindsided by a trade in the middle of the season. “I learned really fast about what the business side of the NBA was like,” Shamet said. “I’m glad in hindsight it did all happen when it did this early in my career. Moving forward I don’t feel like there’s anything that’s going to hit me that I don’t know how to handle.”
Landry Shamet: “I was figuring out what life was like in the NBA and how I was going to make it and survive, then in the middle of me finding my groove my life gets turned on its head. I’m going to move across the country in the middle of the night. It was crazy. Having that tornado of emotions going on and everything happening so quickly, I think it will be easy now to handle whatever else comes.”
Shamet delivered on the biggest stage, as it was his three-pointer with 16 seconds left in Game 2 of a first-round series against the Golden State Warriors that highlighted the biggest comeback in NBA playoff history, as the Clippers erased a 31-point deficit to win 135-131 at Oracle Arena on April 15. The next day, the Clippers’ front office had enlarged a picture of the shot and framed it for Shamet. “It was better being on the road because of the reaction,” Shamet said, grinning. “You can hear it and feel the energy get sucked out of the arena. I like moments like that when you’re on the road more and you can feel it in the arena. It was a really cool memory.”
Some of his health issues are out of his control. But not all of them. Embiid hasn’t kept himself in peak physical condition in the first few years of his NBA career. His diet is legendarily bad: Former 76ers rookie Landry Shamet said that he would pick up four cookies-and-cream milkshakes for Embiid every time they got on a plane on road trips. Embiid is a bona fide celebrity who enjoys the fame and nightlife that comes with being an NBA star. He doesn’t have the same body that he did as a 19-year-old at Kansas.
One of his most valuable assets is his versatility: Thompson is quick enough to defend point guards but powerful enough to hold his own against power forwards. His presence gives the Warriors flexibility in pick-and-roll situations, because he can switch onto pretty much anyone. “Everyone in the N.B.A. knows he’s going to guard,” said the Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet, a guard who was defended by Thompson for stretches of their first-round series. “Good feet. Good positioning. He’s longer than you expect, quicker than you expect — stronger, bigger. He has all the tools.”
Jovan Buha: Landry Shamet on his rookie season and the opportunity that came with being traded to the Clippers: “Everything happens for a reason. I’m glad I’m here. It’s an incredible opportunity for me not only this year, but I think in the future, the next coming years.” pic.twitter.com/VlCavrvg26
Andrew Greif: Tons of attention on the Clippers and Landry Shamet since Game 2 comeback vs. Golden State but the rookie has tried to mentally move on. “We know we probably just pissed off a sleeping bear.”
Mirjam Swanson: Clippers 82, Knicks 46, Half. Keeping the bookkeepers busy, Shamet broke the team rookie record for most 3s in a game & tied a team record for most 3s in a half, helping Clips tie a franchise record for most 3s in the half with 14 (Gallo, Shai, Lou, Green also connect from deep.)
Andrew Greif: The Clippers are due to land in Indianapolis in a few hours but new additions Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler and Mike Muscala most likely will not join the team until their next stop, in Boston.
The L.A. Clippers have acquired forward Wilson Chandler, center Mike Muscala, guard Landry Shamet, two first round draft picks and two second round draft picks from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for forward Tobias Harris, center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank.
“We are excited to welcome Wilson, Mike, and Landry to the L.A. Clippers. Wilson is a veteran player we have long respected for his toughness, versatility and leadership. His hard-nosed mentality will fit right in with the rest of this group,” said Frank. “Mike is a versatile big man who has the ability to shoot the ball and space the floor.”
Frank continued, “We have also admired Landry, a first round pick from Wichita State, since last year’s draft process. He has only justified expectations. Landry quickly earned a spot in the 76ers rotation and has been the most accurate three-point shooter in this year’s rookie class. In addition to Wilson, Mike, and Landry, we obtained multiple draft assets today that will be important building blocks as we continue to carry out our long-term plan — to construct a sustainable championship contender.”
“We are in the unique position to contend now and we think this trade positions us well for the postseason,” 76ers General Manager Elton Brand said. “Tobias is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA and possesses an innate ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor, while Boban and Mike provide valuable skillsets, size and depth to our team. All three players bring high character to our locker room and we are excited about their fit alongside Joel, Ben, Jimmy and our entire roster.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Clippers and Sixers have agreed to trade Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, Mike Scott for Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, 2020 first-rounder, 2021 unprotected 1st via Miami and two second rounders.
Before Shamet was selected 26th overall by the 76ers, before he was traveling the country taking part in NBA workouts, he had to make the difficult decision to leave Wichita State. Teammate Fred VanVleet, who now plays for the Toronto Raptors and was a senior when Shamet was a freshman, took him under his wing as best he could. “Going through the whole draft process, he needed advice and someone to talk to about things and how to handle it,” VanVleet said. “First thing I told him was to leave, leave while he could. It’s a chance to change your life forever and change your family’s life forever. I told him to bet on himself.”
“They almost make you feel guilty for wanting to go be a millionaire and live out your dreams,” VanVleet said. “People will tell you that you’re not going to get drafted or all that it won’t work out. But he knew how good he was, we all knew how good he was.”
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.
21 Dec 18
Tom Moore: Brett Brown: Landry Shamet (lower back) and Joel Embiid (migraine) are questionable for #Sixers Monday game vs #Pistons
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.”
10 Nov 18
Jeff Zillgitt: Sixers’ Brett Brown on Landry Shamet: “He’s quietly jumping into this league … He lets me coach him and he’s prideful. In the capacity that we’re using him, as a mini-J.J., I’m running stuff for him as a rookie. We’re putting him situations, and he’s responded. He’s delivered.”
One of the things I like about SpongeBob is that when you watch it now… Landry Shamet: It’s still hilarious. There’s stuff that you didn’t pick up on when you were a kid. Landry Shamet: Yeah, it’s stuff that’s kind of borderline inappropriate that flies over your head and like, it’s just funny. Do you still watch it today? Landry Shamet: Absolutely, yeah. Me and my best friend from college, we still send each other texts and GIFs and tweets. It’s stupid but you know, it’s what we do and we both are idiots and have dumb humor like that sometimes. So you know, it’s fun.
I read something pretty funny about you. Apparently during the pre-draft process, you had to do a staring contest against an NBA executive. Landry Shamet: I did. What was that like? Landry Shamet: It was my first interview, too. I was tripping. I was like, what in the hell is going on? It was like out of nowhere. We just got done talking about how I would fit and what I’d see my role being in the NBA and I’m like sweating, trying to be all serious and have good answers. And then out of nowhere, they hit me with a, “Do you want to do a staring contest?” I was like uhhhhh, yeah, sure, yeah, why not? So we did that. And then like five minutes later at the end of the conversation out of nowhere again he chimed in and said, “Do you want to do it again?” Like just out of nowhere, out of the blue.
Tucked away within one of the many pockets of tall residential and business buildings that dominate downtown Shenzhen, students at a school for the young children of migrant workers had plenty of reason to be happy. Sunday afternoon, on the eve of the NBA China Games finale, the 76ers helped open a brand new NBA Cares Learn & Play Education Center at the Lishan School. General Manager Elton Brand was on hand for the festivities, as were assistant coaches John Bryant and Kevin Young, and a half dozen players – Markelle Fultz, Jonah Bolden, Anthony Brown, Shake Milton, Mike Muscala, and Landry Shamet.
Shamet suffered a right-ankle sprain in the Sixers’ first summer league game against Boston and missed the rest of the action in Las Vegas. On his ankle, Shamet said, “I feel good. We are progressing and working out and I don’t really need to speak on that too much but I feel well, I feel good.”
Keith Pompey: #Sixers G @Landry Shamet is out of the rest of the #NBASummerLeague after suffered a sprained right ankle on Friday. #WichitaState
Keith Pompey: #Sixers rookie G @Landry Shamet (sprained right ankle) will NOT play tonight vs. #Lakers and will undergo more testing today. His status for the remainder of the #NBASummerLeague will be determined at a later date. #WichitaState #NBA #Philaunite
Keith Pompey: #Sixers assistant Kevin Young on rookie PG @Landry Shamet’s summer-league role: “I think for this, we are going to try to use him a little bit more off the ball. We will give him run at the 1. Primarily, he’ll be off the ball.” That makes sense. He came to an NBA squad w/ 3 PGs. pic.twitter.com/LPSERKW5kB
Kyle Neubeck: The Sixers have officially signed first round pick Landry Shamet to his rookie contract, the team announced
Brett Brown, interim 76ers general manager, apparently doesn’t believe in hitting singles. He’s all about swinging for the fences. Brown isn’t hoping to add a role player to help the team he coaches — he’s looking for a difference-maker to get the Sixers from 52 wins a year ago to a championship contender. He made that clear Thursday night during and after the NBA Draft, and again during Friday’s news conference introducing first-round picks Zhaire Smith and Landry Shamet. “The whole notion of star hunting, star chasing, star development is at the forefront of everything we do,” Brown said. “I would just like to go there to admit it to all of us. The timeline is now.”
21 Jun 18
If all goes according to plan—B/R’s Jonathan Wasserman projects him to be selected early in the second round—Shamet will be the fourth player from Wichita State to make it to the NBA since 2014. And there’s reason to believe he could be one of the best-fitting prospects the program has produced. While he didn’t have many chances to showcase his athleticism while playing off the ball and firing into open spaces at Wichita State, he did show that he may be the draft’s best shooter. He shot 44.2 percent from three-point range last season, which could make him a prized asset in an NBA now built on floor spacing. And with a toughness that runs through the bloodlines of those recruited by the Shockers, it’s easy to see why Shamet should hear NBA Commissioner Adam Silver call his name on June 21.
20 Jun 18
Kevin Knox, Zhaire Smith back tomorrow for another workout with Sixers – Knox’s will be solo session in the afternoon. Smith with: B.J. Johnson (La Salle) De’Anthony Melton (USC) Tyler Nelson (Fairfield) Malik Newman (Kansas) Landry Shamet (Wichita St) pic.twitter.com/dTcdEnlXiv
Bryan Kalbrosky: Source: Wichita State’s Landry Shamet, who’ll be at the NBA Draft in Brooklyn, will have a workout with the Philadelphia 76ers on June 19. Could be in play when the Sixers are on the clock w/ the No. 26 pick.
Eric Woodyard: Duke guard Trevon Duval will be in Utah tomorrow for a pre-draft workout. Here is the full list.
12 Jun 18
Do you ever look at the league’s direction, with more spacing and switching, and get excited about your potential role? Landry Shamet: To be honest, the whole NBA discussion, the reality of it didn’t really set in until after my second year in college. We lost to Kentucky but I kinda played well, played against De’Aaron Fox. Obviously that’s been my dream but having realistic thoughts and ideas, thinking about the reality of it, didn’t happen until about a year ago. As far as where the game is going, it’s not only the NBA but college as well. You’re starting to see a lot of teams playing with multiple ball-handlers on the floor. Guys have to be able to stretch the floor now. Being a fan and watching basketball, you notice it. The way I play fits that mold. I do honestly feel positionless. I was recruited as a two-guard and transitioned in college to playing on the ball and initiating a lot of our offense, and now I’m in a situation where my versatility is going to be valuable in the NBA because I can play either position.
What convinced you to declare for the draft? Landry Shamet: There was a lot of variables. For one, just the confidence I have in myself to make something happen for myself. I’ve always trusted my gut. My gut has been telling me I should probably go do this for me and my family. I’ve had Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet in my corner. Fred told me something: basically, if you realize you’re a pro and you understand what you’re capable of, when you come to terms with the fact that the process might not go exactly how you want it to but you’re gonna make something happen for yourself, it’s an easy decision. There’s a couple alternatives and worst case scenarios with this process but I feel like I’m comfortable with them. Obviously, it’s a dream you have for a long time and being that it was a small window of opportunity, I kinda just wanted to grab it and attack it with two hands.
Nets Daily: Landry Shamet, a 6’5″ combo guard out of Wichita, is latest draft prospect to work out for the Nets, according to the Wichita Eagle reporter @tayloreldridge. Shamet projected late first/early second.
06 Jun 18
Josh Robbins: The Magic own the No. 6 pick and also are slated to pick 35th & 41st. In addition to Kevin Knox, Orlando today worked out Houston’s Rob Gray, UT-Arlington’s Kevin Hervey, Missouri State’s Alize Johnson, North Carolina’s Theo Pinson and Wichita State’s Landry Shamet.
Gerald Bourguet: #Suns draft workouts for today: Rawle Alkins – Arizona E.C. Matthews – Rhode Island De’Anthony Melton – USC Landry Shamet – Wichita St. Allonzo Trier – Arizona Usama Zaid – Vancouver Island
Bryan Kalbrosky: Source: Landry Shamet, who is working out with the Lakers today and had an impressive pro day yesterday, has another NBA draft workout with the Suns tomorrow. He led his conference in assists + TS%. More info on the former Wichita State star: usat.ly/2rFgMrW #SunsAt50 pic.twitter.com/1F7QCnj6nY
Ryan Ward: #Lakers bringing in another crop of players for pre-draft workouts on Thursday: Devonte’ Graham – Kansas Landry Shamet – Wichita State Billy Preston – Kansas Tony Carr – Penn State Josh Okogie – Georgia Tech Johnathan Williams – Gonzaga
Bryan Kalbrosky: Sources: NBA prospect Landry Shamet (@Landry Shamet) will have a predraft workout with the Golden State Warriors tomorrow (May 27). The former Wichita State guard was 44.2 percent from three-point range last year.
22 May 18
Jason Quick: Blazers and guard Landry Shamet (Wichita State) are working to organize a workout before the NBA Draft according to agent Happy Walters.
15 May 18
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