Darwin Hamm defends D’Angelo Russell amid criticism

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darwin Hamm reacts during the first quarter in game two of the Western Conference Semifinal Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on May 04, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
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The Los Angeles Lakers suffered another big loss against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night, with some of their players struggling to make shots.

D’Angelo Russell is not having a good series, which has reduced his team’s chances of going beyond the Western Conference Finals and playing for the championship once again.

However, the Nuggets did a great job of containing Russell, who struggled in the first three games of the series.

Nevertheless, head coach Darwin Hamm is confident that Russell can turn the situation around and present a better face for his team.

It is clear that De Lo is not getting his shot and the Lakers are fuming at it.

Russell started off the postseason with strong games against the Memphis Grizzlies and then the Golden State Warriors, but the Nuggets proved too much for him.

The Lakers need to bring their A-game for Game 4 and make some lineup changes.

Sending Russell to the bench seems like a good idea now, and fans hope it’s not too late for Haim to make the move.

The Lakers think this may hurt their chances of re-signing Russell, but as a head coach, you have to make tough decisions.

The Nuggets are ready to make another statement and reach the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.

The Lakers will try to become the first No. 7 seed to make it to the Finals, but the task seems to be difficult to accomplish right now.

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