D’Angelo Russell’s career in the NBA got off to a rocky start as he made some immature mistakes with the Los Angeles Lakers, which resulted in him being traded to the Brooklyn Nets.
Although it looked like Russell would not live up to expectations as the No. 2 overall pick, the then-troubled point guard was able to resurrect his career with the Nets and become an All-Star.
Unfortunately, his stint in Brooklyn did not last long as he was eventually traded again to the Golden State Warriors and then to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
After playing for a fourth team in his short career so far, Russell was traded again, but surprisingly made it back to the Lakers, where he flourished under the bright lights of Los Angeles.
With Russell coming into his own during the second round of the NBA playoffs against the Warriors, he was asked about his time in Minnesota and why it didn’t go according to plan, according to The Athletic via The NBA on ESPN. Gave an honest answer about.
D-Lo reflects on his time in Minnesota 😬 pic.twitter.com/4QD4Y5rGY5
– NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 7, 2023
Even though the Timberwolves were able to make the playoffs this season, Minnesota was in a mess throughout the 2022-23 campaign, with the blockbuster trade for Rudy Gobert not working out the way the team had anticipated.
Russell didn’t see eye to eye with Gobert in Minnesota, and neither did some of his other teammates, as was painfully clear during the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year slog swinging Kyle Anderson on the bench. playoff games.
As for Russell, the future looks bright for the one-time All-Star as he fits seamlessly into his second stint with the Lakers and could be in an excellent position to sign an extension this summer.
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