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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: D'Angelo Russell thread

Since the OG thread got locked.. http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=174022

Had to make a new one for fellow Laker fans who still root for DLo.

His defense has improved a lot, he is holding his own on that end now.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject:

I still question whether DLo has the maturity to be a leader or can remain injury free but the guy puts in the work in the off-season. He's improved every year since he came in the league.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
I still question whether DLo has the maturity to be a leader or can remain injury free but the guy puts in the work in the off-season. He's improved every year since he came in the league.


There's been no maturity issues since as a Net, he has his act more than together now. That trade was the best for both the Lakers & DLo in the long run. Sean Marks & Kenny Atkinson have raved about DLo every chance they get. He's even taken rookie D.Musa under his wing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject:

Right on, his defensive effort has really surprised me. He's always had the length and awareness, but his effort on that end has been impressive. Hopefully it carries over into the regular season.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject:

I am still a huge fan of the kids game. He has been looking good in the preseason. Whether he is a "leader" or not, kid can ball. If he can stay healthy, I'm predicting he'll have a great season.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject:

I'll be watching Russell this year. It's a contract year, so I want to see what he does with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject:

D'Angelo Russell 25 Points Ice In His Veins vs Detroit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Liu27wO82ns


D'Angelo Russell 18/8 vs Knicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmjmsMYIK9I
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject:

I'm still glad he's gone.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject:

I was a big fan, but I think I would be annoyed with two guys on the roster with hair flopping like that. When I played, I had a superstition with my hair, it had to be aerodynamic. LOL!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject:

Contract year.


End of story.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject:

I liked his potential as a rookie, but he was still shooting 40-41% in his second year and didn't improve overall, so I realized that he probably wouldn't be that good.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:53 am    Post subject:

george w kush wrote:
Contract year.


End of story.


Winslow got $13mil/yr... DLo prob get more
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject:

george w kush wrote:
Contract year.


End of story.


Gotta get out in front of it and dismiss it in case he plays well. lol

Still weird how much vitriol this dude inspires.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:47 am    Post subject:

slavavov wrote:
I liked his potential as a rookie, but he was still shooting 40-41% in his second year and didn't improve overall, so I realized that he probably wouldn't be that good.

A few guys have broken out after similar starts - Kemba Walker most noticeably even after spending three years in college - but there are a lot more guys who never improve much beyond that low threshold. So we'll see if DLo is more Kemba or Brandon Knight this season.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:08 pm    Post subject:

GoldenThroat wrote:
george w kush wrote:
Contract year.


End of story.


Gotta get out in front of it and dismiss it in case he plays well. lol

Still weird how much vitriol this dude inspires.
And it's the same dudes..
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject:

Swaggy was on Undisputed last week and they asked him if he and DLo are still cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject:

DA1 wrote:
numero-ocho wrote:
I still question whether DLo has the maturity to be a leader or can remain injury free but the guy puts in the work in the off-season. He's improved every year since he came in the league.


There's been no maturity issues since as a Net, he has his act more than together now. That trade was the best for both the Lakers & DLo in the long run. Sean Marks & Kenny Atkinson have raved about DLo every chance they get. He's even taken rookie D.Musa under his wing.



DLO has had a number of injuries, but overall he's been pretty much the same player in each of his three years. If he's ever going to become anything more than he's shown, this will have to be the year. He'll put up good scoring numbers because he'll get a ton of shots. But will he become a player that inspires anything more than a shrugging, "He's OK." Not sure.

I don't see how anyone could make a strong case that he's in the upper half of the league's point guards right now.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:54 pm    Post subject:

oh we BYKE?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject:

He had a very good preseason by any measure and if he can avoid injury, he could have a great year. He started last year well, but the injury really derailed that effort.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject:

anpherknee wrote:
oh we BYKE?


lol
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:57 am    Post subject:

Still pulling for this kid. Has the talent, just has to consistently show it out there and avoid the injury bug.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject:

GoldenThroat wrote:
george w kush wrote:
Contract year.


End of story.


Gotta get out in front of it and dismiss it in case he plays well. lol

Still weird how much vitriol this dude inspires.


yep
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject:

I am rooting for him too. Hope this thread won't be filled with negativity like last year now that we are gonna be good with Lebron. He's away from the LA limelight and hope he has a good year & get a good deal.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject:

He must be awesome. It looks like he is forcing Spencer Dinwiddie to the bench!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject:

Hope he plays well. I have nothing but love for D'Lo.
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