The Philadelphia 76ers have a great young group of players on their roster. Some of those players are still developing, but they could soon become serious role players for the team. One of those players is Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot wasn’t given many minutes in the beginning of the season. Maybe head coach Brett Brown decided Luwawu-Cabarrot wasn’t ready to play, or maybe Luwawu-Cabarrot just was at the bottom of the depth chart. Luwawu-Cabarrot started seeing an increase in minutes played in January, and he slowly played more minutes in the months that followed.
With his increase in minutes, Luwawu-Cabarrot’s averages in rebounds, assists, steals, and points also increased. Luwawu-Cabarrot also slowly got better at shooting the three-ball as the season went on. He took advantage of the opportunity he was given and showed off his potential as a great two-way shooting guard. His length helps him on the defense while his potential to shoot at a high percentage could make him a threat beyond the arc.
Luwawu-Cabarrot may be the Sixers’ best option at the starting shooting guard position next season. The Sixers may have a few other options to start at shooting guard next season including Gerald Henderson, Nik Stauskas, and Justin Anderson. However, Luwawu-Cabarrot showed that he could be a consistent performer, whereas those other players have not shown such an ability. Consistency is key in the NBA, and Luwawu-Cabarrot can definitely be a consistent impact player.
Another reason Luwawu-Cabarrot will make for a good starter is because his shooting ability will be beneficial to the Sixers when the team will need to surround Ben Simmons and the big men with a lot of great shooters. Luwawu-Cabarrot is also very young, and putting him in the starting lineup will just add to the athleticism and energy the lineup would already have.
Luwawu-Cabarrot already has a season of experience under his belt and he has an entire offseason to improve his game. He will be ready to start next season. He’s a young and talented two-way shooting guard who will only get better as the years go by.
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