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Jerome Robinson is Earning Praise From Coaches and Teammates

The rookie is stepping up.

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Clippers may have lost a costly game to the Lakers last night, but one shining bright spot was the play of Jerome Robinson.

While Robinson may be averaging only 15.2 MPG, he’s made every single one of those minutes count. In the last 5 games he’s put up: 6PPG on 48% FG, and 37.5% from three. Many of those points have come in very clutch moments, including some buzzer beaters. He’s playing with confidence, and is not afraid of taking big shots.

His big play against the Lakers didn’t go unnoticed by his fellow teammates.

“He played big-time, and hit some big-time shots. Some crazy and-ones. The guy came in and competed. He’s a young guy and he’s still learning. He’s still a rookie. Those guys are learning fairly quickly, playing and competing as hard as they can. That’s all we can ask for.” - Montrezl Harrell.

Fortunately for Jerome, head coach Doc Rivers also noticed the improvement.

“He was great and aggressive, which is what we told him to be. Look for your shot, that’s what you do. He got a little overzealous at one point, trying to ISO on LeBron. I actually like the confidence overall.” - Doc Rivers

Jerome’s reward for his confidence is a much-valued increased playing time. Rivers even trusted him to finish out the fourth quarter of the Laker game, over Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

It’s going to be tough for Jerome to find a steady role on this team, as it’s so stacked with guards. His increased playing time could result in less time for Shai Alexander, or Tyrone Wallace. The Clippers desperately need a cold-blooded shooter, and that could possibly become Jerome’s role in the future.

Do you like what you’ve seen from Jerome Robinson so far?