D'Angelo Russell
D'Angelo Russell
24-Year-Old GuardG
Minnesota Timberwolves
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Russell's second and final season with the Nets was by far the best of his career, as he became the undisputed leader of a playoff team on his way to his first All-Star selection. The point guard took a massive leap in 2018-19, posting career-highs in points (21.1 per game), assists (7.0 per game) and three-point shooting (36.9 percent) while starting in 81 regular-season games for Brooklyn. Despite that, one of the highlights of the Nets' monster offseason was signing All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, and to go along with that, the team shipped Russell off to Golden State in a sign-and-trade. However, with Klay Thompson nursing a torn ACL that is expected to keep him out for most of the 2019-20 season, head coach Steve Kerr said that he sees Russell as a long-term starter alongside Steph Curry in the backcourt. With that, for as long as Thompson is sidelined, Russell should have the opportunity to post similar numbers to those of his 2018-19 campaign, although a slight dip within the confines of Golden State's offense seems likely. Barring any significant injuries to Curry, where Russell will likely see the biggest dip will be in his sky-high usage rate, which was at 31.9 percent last season and was the sixth-highest rate in all of the NBA. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $117.33 million contract with the Nets in July of 2019. Traded to the Warriors in July of 2019. Traded to the Timberwolves in February of 2020.
Personal Bio

Russell was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Antonio Russell and Keisha Rowe. He has four siblings: Antonio Russell, Lashaun Gilliam, Tayshaun Brown and Cloee Russell. He attended Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky, as a freshman before transferring to Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. Russell helped Monteverde to a 27-2 record as a junior before going 28-0 as a senior, leading the team to the National High School Invitational championship both years. He later played in the McDonald's All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic. As a member of the Lakers, Russell was heavily involved in the community, participating in the Kaiser Permanente Fit For Life Health Clinic, the Salvation Army Turkey Giveaway and the Challengers Boys & Girls Club court renovation. He also helped the Lakers Youth Foundation put on Camp Lakers during the offseason. Learn more about Russell by following him on Twitter (@DLoading) and on Instagram (@dloading).

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Despite growing up in Louisville, Russell decided to attend Ohio State for one season. The 6-foot-4 guard scored 32 points and added nine rebounds and five assists in his third game of the season, giving a taste of what was to come. He averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists, helping the Buckeyes to 24 wins. He had all of his double-doubles in a three-week span of Big Ten play and concluded the stretch with a triple-double (23 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) in a road win over Rutgers. Russell scored a season-high 33 points with seven rebounds and six assists in a win over Northwestern. The freshman won Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors and was a consensus All-American First Team member. In the NCAA Tournament, he had 28 points to help Ohio State beat VCU in the first round before the team lost in the second round to Arizona. After his freshman season, Russell declared for the 2015 NBA Draft and was selected with the second overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Well-rounded line in loss
GMinnesota Timberwolves
March 11, 2020
Russell chipped in 28 points (8-15 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 7-9 FT), six rebounds, five assists and four steals in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 117-111 loss at Houston.
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This was Russell's second-highest scoring output since he Joined the Timberwolves, and the point guard should remain as Minnesota's main scoring threat while Karl-Anthony Towns remains sidelined. That said, Russell has struggled with efficiency and is shooting just 36.6 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from three-point range during his last five games. Those poor shooting percentages conspire against his upside even if he's regularly nearing or topping the 20-point mark.
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2019

Russell began the season in Golden State, where he appeared in 33 games and averaged 32.1 minutes. Russell posted 23.6 points, 6.2 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game, while shooting 43.0 percent from the field. With the Warriors, he shot a career-best 37.4 percent from three on a career-high 9.7 attempts per contest. In his Warriors debut on Oct. 24 against the Clippers, Russell went for 20 points and eight assists in 33 minutes. In just his sixth game with Golden State, Russell erupted for a career-best 52 points to go with nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks. Russell scored at least 20 points in six straight games from Dec. 18 through Dec. 28, averaging 278 points on 45.2 percent shooting during that stretch. He capped it off with 35 points, six assists and four rebounds against the Mavs on Dec. 28. On Feb. 6, Russell was traded to the Timberwolves as part of a deal that brought Andrew Wiggins to Golden State. In his first game with Minnesota, Russell went for 22 points and five assists against Toronto on Feb. 10. Coming out of the All-Star break, Russell handed out a season-high 13 assists against Boston on Feb. 21. In 12 games for the Timberwolves before the season was suspended on Mar. 11, Russell averaged 21.7 points, 6.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 32.5 minutes per game. In his final game (Mar. 10 at HOU), Russell posted 28 points, six rebounds, five assists, and four steals in 34 minutes.

2018

In 2018-19 -- his fourth year in the NBA -- D'Angelo Russell had a breakout season for the Brooklyn Nets. Russell started 81 games and averaged career highs in points (21.1) and assists (7.0) per game. He ranked 24th in scoring and 10th in assists league-wide. Russell connected on a career-best 43.4 percent of his shots from the floor, including 36.9 percent from three-point land. His best month of the season was February, during which Russell managed 26.0 points and 8.0 assists per tilt. Also in February, Russell was named to his first All-Star team. On Mar. 19, the crafty guard scored a career-high 44 points during a win at Sacramento. Russell was a prolific scorer, recording three games with at least 40 points and 14 games with at least 30 points. Russell also registered 14 double-doubles. In the playoffs, Russell scored over 20 points in three of Brooklyn's five games versus the Philadelphia 76ers. Russell finished second to Pascal Siakam in the voting for the NBA's Most Improved Player award.

2017

D'Angelo Russell appeared in 48 games for the Brooklyn Nets in 2017-2018, his first season with the franchise, and started 35 of those contests. The former No. 2 overall pick averaged 15.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. The rebound and assist averages were the best marks of his first three years in The Association. Russell compiled a triple-double at Toronto on Mar. 23 with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. He notched four more double-doubles on the year. His best month was October, when he averaged 21.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Russell reached the 30-point mark on three different occasions. He poured in a season-high 33 points against Phoenix on Halloween. Russell led the Nets in scoring and was second in dimes.

2016

In Russell's second season with the Lakers, he started 60 of the 63 games in which he played. He missed time with knee and calf injuries in the first half of the season but came on strong near the end of the campaign. Overall, Russell posted per-game averages of 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists. All of those marks were improvements over his rookie campaign. He also upped his steals output to 1.4 per game. Russell excelled from deep, averaging 2.1 three-pointers per game. That mark ranked 25th-best in the league. Russell recorded two double-doubles during the campaign, including a 22-point, 10-assist, seven-rebound performance against Denver on Jan. 31. Russell scored a career-high 40 points against Cleveland on March 19, drilling seven three-pointers and going 14-of-22 from the field. He was also chosen to participate in Rising Stars Challenge during the All-Star break for the second straight season. Russell scored 12 points and dished four assists for Team USA in the contest.

2015

Russell was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The Lakers immediately handed him their starting point guard position, and Russell debuted with four points, three rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes against Minnesota on Oct. 28. During his rookie campaign, Russell started 48 of the 80 games in which he played and averaged 28.2 minutes per contest. The Ohio State product posted per-game averages of 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He shot 41.0 percent from the field and 73.7 percent from the free-throw line. Russell also knocked down 1.6 three-pointers per game, shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc, and contributed 1.2 steals per contest. The 6-foot-4 guard scored a season-high 39 points against the Nets on March 1, converting 14-of-21 field-goal attempts. The 39 points were the most scored by any rookie in the NBA during the campaign. He also established a team rookie record by draining eight treys in the contest. Russell participated in the Rising Stars Challenge during the All-Star break, scoring 22 points and dishing seven assists for Team USA. At the end of the season, he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team.

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Transaction History
  • June 25, 2015
    Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft.
  • July 10, 2015
    Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • June 22, 2017
    Traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyle Kuzma and Brook Lopez.
  • July 7, 2019
    Signed a four-year deal and was traded from the Brooklyn Nets in a sign-and-trade deal along with Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Kevin Durant and a first-round draft pick.
  • February 6, 2020
    Traded by the Golden State Warriors with Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins and draft consideration.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Russell was expected to take on a more featured role after being dealt from the Lakers to the Nets ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, but injuries once again decimated his value and he was only a participant in 48 total games because of a lingering left knee issue. Even when he returned to the court in mid-January, the Nets took a cautious approach with his workload and he ended up averaging just 25.7 minutes despite running with the starters most of the time. Russell was a bit rusty overall and his efficiency was noticeably bad, as he shot just 41.4 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from beyond the arc. That said, he still provided 15.5 points, 5.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers, so he carried value in the bulk of Fantasy formats when on the floor. If Russell is able to put together a healthy campaign, it's feasible that his workload will increase by more than a handful of minutes, which would in turn add to his all-around production. He has fantastic size for the point guard position and is a natural offensive weapon, so if he could stay on the court and develop some consistency, there's reason to believe Russell continues to build his Fantasy profile. While his defense is suspect and his efficiency needs some work, Russell's improvement as a passer and his impressive offensive upside could bring him into consideration for a top-75 pick in what will be a make-or-break year for the former No. 2 overall pick. Depending on his play, the Nets will be deciding whether or not to give him a lucrative extension.
Russell struggled to stay healthy in his second season, with knee and calf injuries limiting him to just 62 games with the Lakers. When he was on the court, he averaged 28.7 minutes as a starter, which was nearly identical to his playing time as a rookie. He saw some growth as both a scorer and a distributor, going from 13.2 points and 3.3 assists per game in 2015-16, to 15.6 and 4.8, respectively. Russell also essentially matched his shooting percentages from a year prior with a 40.5 percent mark from the field and 35.2 percent from deep, making him a capable three-point threat (2.1 3PM per game) at the point guard position. However, with the Lakers planning to go all in during free agency in the summer of 2018, they needed to shed some bad contracts and ended up shipping Russell, along with Timofey Mozgov's disastrous contract, to the Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The trade could put Russell in position for a breakout season. While coach Kenny Atkinson maintains that he doesn't know who will start at point guard, Russell should get every opportunity to take that spot as a former No. 2 overall pick. He'll have to battle with Jeremy Lin, among others, for rights to a starting job, although the Nets could potentially experiment with a combination of Russell and Lin together, depending on where they end up playing fellow newcomers Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll. Either way, Russell should become one of the Nets' higher upside players on the offensive end, so look for a potential uptick in usage, as well as scoring. Strong on both ends of the court -- he averaged 1.4 steals per game last season -- Russell's expectation of having a more featured role should translate to boosted value across the board.
Had it not been for a well document Snapchat snafu, Russell’s rookie season may have been viewed in a much different light. Last year’s No. 2 overall pick struggled initially to gain favor in the eyes of former coach Byron Scott, but ended the season on a strong note, starting the final 26 contests and averaging 15.4 points per game while knocking down 39.2 percent of his three-pointers over that span. For the season, Russell posted averages of 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals to go with 41 percent shooting from the field and 35.1 percent from distance. For a player of Russell’s repute, the numbers weren’t exactly eye-popping, but the situation in Los Angeles was far from ideal. With Luke Walton taking over for Scott and Kobe Bryant in retirement, Russell will have much more freedom offensively. That should mean higher usage and more overall playing time in what’s expected to be a higher-tempo system. The 20-year-old remains a bit of a risky commodity given his youth and the lack of proven talent around him, but the Lakers are depending on Russell to develop into a future franchise cornerstone, so he’ll be given every opportunity to succeed.
The Lakers pulled a little bit of a surprise back in June, when they went with Russell, the point guard out of Ohio State at number two in the NBA Draft, over Jahlil Okafor, who was the favorite to head out to Los Angeles. But Russell is in L.A. now, and presumptively, part of the backcourt of the future for this great franchise. In his only season with the Buckeyes, Russell averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 2.7 three-pointers in 34 minutes per game in his 35 games. He was also an extremely efficient shooter, hitting 45 percent of his field goal attempts, including a tremendous 41 percent from three-point range. Russell was also able to knock down 76 percent of his free-throw attempts. In the 2015 NBA Summer League, however, Russell struggled, averaging 11.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.4 three-pointers in 30 minutes, shooting an abysmal 38 percent from field including just 12 percent from beyond the arc. Russell may find the going tough early on, with Jordan Clarkson, Kobe Bryant, Nick Young, and Lou Williams all pushing for minutes in the backcourt, but if he can get sufficient minutes, the rookie could be a nice fantasy option.
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Puts up 19 in loss
GMinnesota Timberwolves
March 8, 2020
Russell had 19 points (6-18 FG, 0-7 3PT, 7-7 FT), six rebounds and five assists in Sunday's loss to New Orleans.
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Forgettable night Friday
GMinnesota Timberwolves
March 6, 2020
Russell ended with five points (2-14 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes during Friday's 132-118 loss to Orlando.
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Mediocre in win
GMinnesota Timberwolves
March 4, 2020
Russell scored 19 points (6-13 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), while adding four assists, three rebounds and a steal in 31 minutes Wednesday, as Minnesota beat Chicago 115-108. He also had six turnovers.
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Nears double-double
GMinnesota Timberwolves
March 4, 2020
Russell notched 23 points (8-21 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 139-134 win at the Pelicans.
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Set to play back-to-back games
GMinnesota Timberwolves
March 3, 2020
Russell is expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Bulls on the second night of a back-to-back, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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