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: $1,995,120
The league spent $3.75 billion on player salaries this year, and a replacement-level player would command the veteran’s minimum of $1,618,520. Work backward and overall, a player who was 1 point per 100 possessions above replacement level (say, Landry Shamet or Langston Galloway) was worth $3,183 more than the minimum for every minute he played. Such a player playing 1,000 minutes over the course of the season was worth just less than $5 million. The most valuable player based on this was (duh) Giannis Antetokounmpo, whose production this year was worth $63.75 million in my methodology. I didn’t use negative values for players — the vast majority of the most terrible players are rookies or developmental players who are holding down roster spots for future purposes. For the curious, the two least valuable by this metric were both 20-year-old guards — Cleveland’s Darius Garland and Portland’s Anfernee Simons.
Shamet orders by reading off his phone. Weitzman had heard that the 76ers’ star, Joel Embiid, had a special order. Shamet confirmed as much, and was careful to make sure the Chick-Fil-A people put that order—four spicy chicken sandwiches, four large fries, four cookies and cream milkshakes—in its own separate bag.” Embiid is a giant man who could be expected to eat a lot. He’s also battled injuries and weight issues. This funny little story about fast food maybe does kind of matter to the 76ers’ title chances. “And I found that so telling,” says Weitzman, “because Joel’s not in shape, generally. I don’t care how much you’re burning. I counted up the calories. It’s not healthy.”
To that end, a source confirmed that both [Los Angeles] teams are in pursuit of New York’s Marcus Morris. The Knicks small forward who is averaging 19.6 points and 5.4 rebounds is on an expiring contract and is widely expected to be traded. The Knicks, the source said, want the Clippers’ Landry Shamet if they’re going to go in that direction with a deal.
Shamet’s season earned him an invite to USA Basketball’s Select Team camp. According to sources, he was told he had a good chance at making the roster and playing a pivotal role on the World Cup team in China. But Shamet had to pull out on August 2 because of a minor muscle contusion in his lower leg, an injury which had been lingering from the postseason. With the stakes of the 2019-20 season even higher than before, Shamet couldn’t risk entering training camp at anything less than 100 percent. “I didn’t feel like it was something I needed to be a tough guy about and push through right now,” Shamet said. “I just think I’m young and, hopefully, if I do what I’m supposed to do, there will be more opportunities for me down the line. I’m kind of betting on myself in that sense.”
In the meantime, the Clippers can take solace in the fact that the player they publicly and privately chased for a full season, that they just signed to a three-year, $103 million deal, was the best player on the floor in his debut, which just so happened to come against one of the West’s best teams. “He looked good,” Landry Shamet said. “He looked like the player he is. Best player in the world.”
Leonard said he’s still rusty as he makes his way back slowly into his NBA Finals MVP form following a long championship run with Toronto. But the Clippers — who played without Paul George, Patrick Beverley and Rodney McGruder — said they were impressed with their first on-court in-game experience with the All-Star forward. “He looked like the player that he is, the best player in the world,” guard Landry Shamet said. “He has a presence about him when he is on the floor, just feels a little different, how he carries himself, how he plays.”