Clippers exercise options on guards Landry Shamet and Jerome Robinson

first_imgThrough four games this season, Shamet is averaging 10.3 points and shooting 43.5 percent (14 for 31) from 3-point range.Related Articles The Clippers exercised their third-year options on guards Landry Shamet and Jerome Robinson, the team announced Tuesday.Shamet, a 6-foot-5 guard from Wichita State, is in line to earn $2.1 million in 2020-21. The 22-year-old Missouri native was acquired by the Clippers just before the trade deadline last February as part of a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, who drafted him 26th.Choosing to exercise the option was something of a no-brainer: He averaged 9.1 points per game and shot 42 percent from 3-point range, earning him a selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team. Shamet also finished the regular season ranked fourth on the all-time rookie 3-point leaderboard (167) after shooting 42.2 percent, which was the second-highest percentage in the top-20 list behind only Steph Curry (43.7 percent).Against the New York Knicks in March, Shamet set the Clippers’ rookie record for 3-pointers in a quarter (six) and half (seven), logging the most by any rookie in a quarter and half since 2002-03. He also tied Clippers franchise records for 3-pointers made in a quarter (six) and a half. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Robinson, a 6-5 guard who played at Boston College, will make $3.74 million in 2020-21. The Clippers drafted the 22-year-old from North Carolina 13th overall, but he was hindered by a foot injury and appeared in only 33 games for the team during his rookie season, averaging 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. He also spent 24 games with the Clippers’ G-League affiliate averaging 18.9 points and 4.2 rebounds for Agua Caliente.Robinson, who received significant playing time in the preseason, has appeared in three of the Clippers’ first four games this season. In limited minutes, he’s averaging one point.Thursday is the deadline for teams to exercise a third- or fourth-year team option in a rookie scale contract. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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