Landry Shamet Made the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team

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Good for Landry, bummer for Sixers fans who didn’t like the decision to send him to Los Angeles in the Tobias Harris trade.

Shamet was named to the All-Rookie second team, which looks like this:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LA Clippers
  • Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Landry Shamet, LA Clippers
  • Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks
  • Kevin Huerter, Atlanta Hawks

And the first team was literally the top five picks in the 2018 draft:

  • Luka Dončić, Dallas Mavericks
  • Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
  • Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies
  • Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings

Landry started 23 of 25 games for the Clippers, upping his three point percentage to a juicy 45, after the jump:

He played well for Los Angeles and started all six games in their first round playoff exit to the Golden State Warriors.

Regardless of whether or not you agreed with the decision to package him into the Harris/Boban/Mike Scott trade, it was nice to see the Sixers hit on a late first round pick for the first time in a while. Maybe that bodes well heading into next month’s draft, with the team holding picks 24, 33, and 34.

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  • dave meltzer May 21, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro was found hanging in an apparent suicide, according to multiple sources who have spoke with TMZ Sports.

    As we’ve noted, the 2005 Divas Search winner passed away last Thursday at the age of 39. She was found unconscious at her home in Smithtown, NY shortly after 5am ET after she failed to show up for work at a local radio station. She was taken to a local hospital by first responders and later pronounced dead. She would have turned 40 on May 26 and leaves behind one daughter. Local authorities have classified Massaro’s death as non-criminal and foul play was not suspected.

    TMZ also noted that Massaro is being laid to rest in Suffolk County, NY.

    The New York Post reports that Massaro’s lawyer told them that her brain may be donated to Dr. Bennet Omalu, who is a professor at the University of California at Davis known as “The Concussion Doctor.” Omalu researches CTE, a condition associated with multiple head injuries and concussions, and has previously released findings related to CTE in pro football players.

    CTE can only be confirmed after death. Lawyer Konstantine Kryos, who has represented Massaro and other former WWE Superstars in lawsuits against the company, told The Post that he’s asked Massaro’s mother and daughter about donating her brain.

    “They were a little upset about it,” Kryos said, adding that there’s a little time to make the decision. He claimed, “It was Ashley’s wishes to donate her brain.”

    CM Punk called into the WMGM radio show in Atlantic City, NJ on Friday and said he heard that Massaro had taken her life. This was before the manner of death has been publicly disclosed, but there was already speculation due to social media comments from several people close to Massaro, including Michelle McCool. Punk begged listeners to get help if they are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, as Massaro had.

    “Tremendously sad way to go,” Punk said. He continued, “thoughts obviously go out to her family, especially her daughter. It’s May. It’s Mental Health Month … if you’re depressed and things aren’t going your way, there’s no reason to feel alone. Just reach out to somebody. Text a friend. Call somebody. There’s hotlines. There’s ways you can get help.”

    As noted, WWE honored Massaro with a tribute graphic before Sunday’s WWE Money In the Bank pay-per-view hit the air. They also issued a statement on her passing last week, saying, “We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro. She performed in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world. WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends.”

  • Meeeeee tooooo May 21, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    That kid fucking stinks.

  • Tomato pie tuesdeeeee May 21, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    And now they’re going to double down and max out Tobias Harris when he isn’t worth anything close to it. Probably not a great trade in retrospect…

  • Dancing With The Stars May 21, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    I knew this had to be a shyster no consequence boring no nothing KInker article
    as soon as i saw ‘sixers’ in the title. Because Kinker is a fucking sixers expert.

  • SpoogeNasty May 21, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    @dancing with the stars… what do you have against Kink… give the GUI credit for providing an opinion and doing something with his life… when’s the last time you stopped wearing your jorts with sandals and socks and moved on from TV dinners

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