Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players they should have drafted over Moritz Wagner

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– Landry Shamet

The first player that the Lakers should have taken over Wagner was Landry Shamet of the Los Angeles Clippers. Shamet was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and has already had a solid career.

Shamet was one of the big pieces in the deal that sent Tobias Harris to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers had hopes of competing for a title, however, with some injuries and a lot of new faces trying to blend in, they did not reach their goals.

In his rookie season, Shamet averaged 9.1 points in about 22 minutes per game. Shamet is a pretty solid 3-and-D type player, as he shot the ball at a 42.2 percent clip from beyond the arc.

Compared to Wagner, Shamet had a much better rookie season and is continuing to play well with the Clippers in his first full season with the team. This season, Shamet is averaging 9.7 points, 1.9 assists, and 1.9 rebounds per game.

On a title contender, Shamet is playing a large role for the Clippers despite there being a lot of talent on the team. Shamet was taken just one pick after Wagner and easily could have been a key piece for the Lakers.