Landry Shamet has been called a ‘mini JJ Redick’ for a reason.
For the Clippers fans who don’t know Landry, expect someone who can move off the ball very well, and shoot the lights out. The perfect example to show this is his debut game for the Clippers, when he scored 13 clutch points in the fourth quarter.
If that skill set sounds similar to a previous Clipper you may know, it’s because Landry learned from him.
During the five months that Shamet played for the Philadelphia 76ers, he spent every day studying under JJ Redick.
“I learned a ton. Probably more than he realizes that I learned from him. He took great care of me. He put me in a good place, and I don’t know if I am where I’m at without a lot of what he did for me. Whether he knows it or not, I was watching him all the time. When I was guarding him in practice, things he does with his hands, or how he changes speeds. I tried to take as much of what he was really really good at it, and put in my game.” - Landry Shamet
Shamet played backup under Redick, and it was a natural process for the young rookie to learn under him. As a result, the rookie modeled his game after Redick.
“Given my situation in Philadelphia as his backup, I tried to see how he was effective. It would be stupid to say that I didn’t model a lot of what I’ve done off of him. I don’t want to be JJ Redick, I want to be me, I want to move forward and get better.” - Landry Shamet
Despite the comparisons and teaching lessons, Shamet wants fans to know he doesn’t want to be the next JJ Redick.
“I don’t want to be JJ Redick, I want to be me, I want to move forward and get better.” - Landry Shamet
It took only two games for Shamet to be inserted into the starting lineup, and he’s already impressed. The sample size may be small, but in three games he’s averaged: 13.3 PPG, 2 RPG, 3 APG, 50% FG, and 56.3% from three. The new-look Clippers may be young, but because of players like Shamet, their future is bright.