The second-year guard, who was diagnosed with a grade 2 high ankle sprain, started the first 10 games of the season before getting hurt. He was averaging 9.1 points per night and shooting 36.2% from beyond the arc.
Tonight will mark Shamet’s first chance to play alongside Paul George, notes Jovan Buha of The Athletic (Twitter link). George was still recovering from shoulder surgery when the season began and didn’t make his Clippers debut until after Shamet was injured.
Shamet will add another dimension to an L.A. team that is already among the league’s best with a 20-7 record. Buha calls him the club’s best shooter and a better-than-average defender who will provide another ball-handler in the backcourt.