July 15, 2020, 2:19 amD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Before finding his way to the Wolves via a trade involving Andrew Wiggins, D'Angelo Russell scrapped through a challenging 2019-20 season with the Warriors ending at 38/56 in 8/9-cat per-game value.
The Wolves moved Heaven and Earth to get what their star player, Karl-Anthony Towns, wanted and that was to play with his buddy, Russell. The guard would end up playing a tool of 45 games this season (12 with the Wolves). Post-trade Russell dealt with a nagging thumb injury, which limited the impact he was able to make with his new team. His averages with the Wolves still look encouraging for a strong 2020-21 with Russell clocking in with 21.7 PTS, 6.6 AST, 3.2 3s and 1.4 STL in those 12 games, at 32.7 MPG.
March 10, 2020, 10:44 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell was one steal short of achieving a rare 5×5 line on Tuesday, posting 28 points on 8-of-15 shooting with five threes, ix rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Russell shot the ball well from the field tonight, which earned him a sigh of relief from his owners, who've had to deal with his .403 shooting clip over the last couple of weeks. In that span, Russell has hovered just inside the top-80 in 9-cat with his FG% and 4.1 turnovers per game being the biggest drags to his value.
March 6, 2020, 10:48 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley led the Wolves offensive effort on Friday, accumulating 29 points (14-for-21 shooting), four rebounds and a triple in 28 minutes in a 118-132 loss to the Magic.
Beasley continues to look like one of the best post-deadline pickups this season as he even outplayed D'Angelo Russell (5 points, three assists, five rebounds) in this one. The Wolves will be without Karl-Anthony Towns at least another two weeks so expect him to continue seeing a heavy dose of field goal attempts as we head into the fantasy playoffs.
March 3, 2020, 11:43 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell scored 23 points, chipped in eight dimes and grabbed three boards in the Wolves' 139-134 win over the Pelicans on Tuesday.
Russell has not missed a beat since being traded at the deadline from the Warriors to the Wolves. The only concern with him is whether or not he will play on any given night, as the Wolves sit firmly out of playoff contention and currently employ an injured Karl-Anthony Towns to sit on the bench and nurse his wrist. Russell owners need to be alert prior to each and every game to ensure his lineup status.
March 1, 2020, 6:53 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell offered a mixed bag in Sunday' 91-111 loss, going 6-of-18 from the field to tally 16 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two triples.
This looks a lot like Golden State D'Lo, as the only scoring option on a team that's severely lacking talent because of injuries. Obviously Russell is locked into all fantasy lineups but there will be more ugly shooting nights like this before it's all said and done.
February 28, 2020, 10:51 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell kept up his solid play on Friday against the Magic, dropping 28 points, dishing out seven assists and snagging three rebounds in the Wolves' loss.
Since sitting out (for which the Wolves' were fined), he has scored 29, 27, and 28 points in the subsequent three games. When he's out there and healthy, there's no stopping him. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Russell has been on two different teams that are not near playoff contention so his playing time has been a question mark nearly every game. It's also quite the disappointment that he and KAT were barely able to suit up together before the latter went down with an injury. Hopefully we get to see that again before the season comes to a close.
February 26, 2020, 10:30 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell went berserk on the Heat on Wednesday, leading his pack of Wolves to a win with 27 points (9-of-18 shooting), including seven treys, one short of the team record of eight held by Kevin Love.
Russell not only shot the ball extremely well but also actually filled the stat sheet with five rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block. As long as Russell's playing, be ready for huge lines like this one, making him one of the upward trending players post-ASB.
February 24, 2020, 11:55 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Rusell (rest) was back in action on Monday and had himself an efficient scoring night with 29 points on 10-of-20 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs but was unable to get the Wolves to beat the Mavs.
Russell also hit three treys and added three rebounds, five assists and one steal to round out his line for the night. Owners can now confidently reinsert him into their active lineups with confidence. However, given that the Wolves are out of the playoff race, more rest days could be on the horizon for their newly acquired point guard of the future.
February 24, 2020, 1:39 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell is not on Monday's injury report after sitting out on Sunday.
Russell sat for planned rest and has been dealing with minor knee problems, but he's good to go tonight. He might miss a few more games, especially in B2B spots, but Russell is primed for a big finish with the Wolves trying to get as much information as possible about long-term fits around their new core.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 22, 2020, 7:34 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell (planned rest) will not play on Sunday.
Russell sat out Saturday's practice, which was planned, as the Wolves will pump the brakes on a key player with some light knee soreness. Pretty much everyone else on the Wolves gets an upgrade for tomorrow with this news, though Jordan McLaughlin, Malik Beasley and Josh Okogie come to mind first.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
February 22, 2020, 6:44 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell (knee soreness) sat out Saturday's practice and the Wolves have yet to determine his status for Sunday's game.
Minnesota is working on planned rest days for Russell and frankly there's not much incentive for him to play through any injuries while Karl-Anthony Towns is out, as that chemistry experiment is the Wolves' biggest goal for the rest of the year. If Russell ends up sitting to close this week, look for Jordan McLaughlin and Malik Beasley to pick up extra minutes. Pretty much everyone will get additional minutes and usage.
Source: Dane Moore on Twitter
February 12, 2020, 11:51 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell couldn't lead the Wolves past the Hornets in a 108-115 loss in his debut on Wednesday, dropping 26 points on 9-of-23 shooting to go with six boards, 11 dimes, two steals, a block and four 3-pointers.
This was a fat line from D-Lo, who was playing without Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist), but we're sure that he can keep up this value with a healthy squad. He was putting up solid value on the Warriors and the shutdown risk was always lower than his teammates, but now that he's on the Wolves you can bet he plays the majority of the games to end the year. The Wolves are going to want to see him play as many games as possible with KAT so rest easy knowing that he'll be out there.
February 12, 2020, 10:30 amD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell, like a lot of his teammates, is acclimating to one of the most uncommon roster overhauls in the history of the NBA, as he is ramping up his efforts in order to learn the Wolves’ offensive system.
DLo has some familiarity with it after playing under Wolves assistant Pablo Prigioni in Brooklyn last season, but there are new plays and new terms he is not familiar with yet. The Wolves practiced on Tuesday back in Minneapolis and Russell said that it’s hard to tell how long it might take him to get up to speed. And even though he might struggle a little bit, DLo’s trade to the Wolves is good news for his fantasy value as the minutes will be there and the team will use the rest of the season in order to help the new guys develop their chemistry on the floor.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
February 10, 2020, 11:02 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell had a fine Wolves debut on Monday with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting, four 3-pointers, five assists and a steal in 32 minutes in a loss to the Raptors.
Despite the loss and lack of rebounds, it's a very impressive debut considering the lack of time played together for much of the roster. Expect Russell to eventually find himself with similar stats to those he was providing with the Warriors.
February 10, 2020, 6:17 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Omari Spellman is not with the Wolves and will not play on Monday.
Spellman was recently traded from the Warriors but has yet to suit up for the Wolves. However, fans in Minnesota will be excited to see D'Angelo Russell available.
Source: NBA Injury Report