With the NBA releasing the schedule for the upcoming season, LA Clippers fans can begin to look forward to what should be a promising year at Staples Center.
Through the draft, the Clippers added two promising guards in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson. The goal is to have this duo function as the backcourt of the future, with Robinson emerging in a Klay Thompson-type role.
Robinson was drafted out of Boston College, where he was one of the best scorers in the country. The No. 13 overall pick from the 2018 NBA Draft scored 20.7 PPG in college, and at 6-foot-5 has good size for the shooting guard position. He averaged 37.6 percent from three-point range in college, but he’s not limited to knockdown shooting. Robinson has the ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the rim.
With NBA coaching, Robinson should be able to improve upon his three-point percentage from college. He will also have a host of talented veteran guards on the Clippers from which to learn. Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley will both serve as positive mentors for Robinson.
While the Clippers selected Robinson higher than his original projections, he clearly fits a need and the mold in which Jerry West is trying to craft the team. With the Western Conference constantly gaining talented guards, Robinson should develop into one of them–even if not immediately.
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