December 25, 2016, 10:57 pm
D’Angelo Russell had a decent game against the Chris Paul-less L.A. Clippers on Christmas. He scored 14 points, pulled down five boards, and handed out four assists. He also hit two treys and committed three turnovers.
His turnovers continue to hamper his 9-cat appeal, but Russell has scored in double figures in all four games since returning from injury and hit at least one triple. We were all anticipating a breakout year for the Lakers guard, but D’Angelo has yet to live up to the preseason hype. A new year is just around the corner, and with it comes renewed faith that he can still step up his game and take it to the next level.