Russell has expressed his interest in staying with the Lakers.
D’Angelo Russell (193cm, G) debuted through the 2015-2016 NBA draft. At the time, he was picked second overall in the first round and headed to the LA Lakers. However, he did not stand out very much with the Lakers. He was highly anticipated, but averaged only 14.3 points, 4 assists and 3.5 rebounds over the two seasons.메이저사이트
And he headed to the Brooklyn Nets ahead of the 2017-2018 season. Russell blossomed in Brooklyn. He was also selected as an All-Star and sufficiently raised his own value. He then played for the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves before returning to the Lakers midway through the season.
Returning to the Lakers, Russell played 17 games, averaging 17.4 points, 6.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds, serving as the team’s handler. He melted into the team, winning 12 of those 17 matches. The Lakers, who had fallen in the bottom ranks, succeeded in advancing to the playoffs as the 7th seed.
But Russell struggled a bit in the playoffs. He played 16 games, but scored more than 20 points in only two games. His averages in the playoffs were 13.3 points, 4.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds.
Especially in the conference finals, it was more difficult. He averaged just 6.2 points in four games. Russell’s sluggishness was fatal, and the Lakers ended the season by giving up all four games.
Although he struggled in the playoffs, Russell showed satisfaction with his life in Los Angeles. Russell said in an interview with ‘ESPN’, “I debuted with the Lakers. At the time, I was too young and couldn’t adapt to the team. After that, I learned about NBA life while attending other teams. When I came back this time, I quickly adapted to the team and I am very happy with my Lakers life.”
Meanwhile, after this season, Russell will obtain FA qualification. Although it was sluggish in the playoffs, it is true that it contributed greatly to the Lakers’ second half blast. Will Russell be able to stay with the Lakers next season as he wishes?