Landry Shamet tests positive for COVID-19
Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet has tested positive for the coronavirus, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Shamet is unlikely to travel with the Clippers to Orlando next week:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 4, 2020
The Clippers were forced to shut down their practice facilities following a positive COVID-19 test within their traveling party. The team will head to Orlando next week, with the “bubble” games set to start on July 30 at Walt Disney World.
Before the season was suspended in March, Shamet was averaging 9.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Clippers in 47 games. He was also shooting 41.6 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 90.5 percent from the free-throw line.
The Clippers are in second place in the Western Conference standings. They are 5.5 games back of the Los Angeles Lakers, the team they will face to open the seeding games at Walt Disney World.
LAC acquired Shamet from the Philadelphia 76ers in the Tobias Harris trade. Since arriving to the Clippers, Shamet has averaged 10.1 points in 72 regular-season games.
Once the 2020 playoffs start, the Clips will go as far as Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Lou Williams can take them. For the first time in franchise history, LAC is title contenders with Leonard and George leading the charge.
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