January 21, 2019, 6:28 pmD'Angelo RussellG, Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell scored 31 points on 12-of-25 shooting (including seven threes) with four rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block in the Nets' 123-94 win over the Kings on Monday.
Russell didn't turn it over once and yes, the Kings were awful in this one and really let him do whatever he wanted, but it's been quite the run for Russell since the Spencer Dinwiddie extension was signed. Prior to the deal he was shooting 41.6 percent from the field and 74.6 percent from the line. Since then? Those numbers jump to 47.2 percent and 96.0 percent. Russell has always had talent but the decision-making and focus have been the problems. Maybe having the Nets effectively say 'we're going another direction' has caused him to lock in, but whatever the case is no he can't keep this up and yes he looks like a different player.