May 17, 2019, 8:38 pmPascal Siakam - F - Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam, De’Aaron Fox and D’Angelo Russell have been named as finalists for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award.
All three took major steps in improving their respective games and it’ll be really hard to award just one. That said, only one will win it and while we don’t have a vote, ours would be for Siakam.
Source: The Sacramento Bee
May 8, 2019, 10:42 amD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
Michael Scotto of The Athletic is reporting that the Pacers are a team to keep an eye on regarding D’Angelo Russell this upcoming offseason.
Indiana has Darren Collison and Cory Joseph entering unrestricted free agency, leaving 2019 first-round pick Aaron Holiday as the lone point guard on the roster. With Victor Oladipo coming off surgery for a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, pursuing DLo is plausible for Indiana. Russell should have plenty of suitors this summer after a career year in Brooklyn and the Nets have already said that he is their top priority in the offseason.
Source: The Athletic
May 6, 2019, 5:22 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
Re-signing D'Angelo Russell (marijuana possession) is the Nets' top priority this offseason, according to Michael Scotto of the Athletic.
While this seems fairly obvious, it is noteworthy due to Russell's recent citing for marijuana possession. The Nets can open up two max salary slots this summer, but it would mean waiting to sign Russell, which may not be an option given he's a restricted free agent. Unless the Nets can sign two superstars, it seems like the Nets will be willing to keep their young All-Star, even at a cost.
Source: Michael Scotto on The Athletic
May 2, 2019, 4:12 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell was cited for marijuana possession at LaGuardia airport on Wednesday.
This is an unfortunate story to come out for Russell who had his first All-Star season and will be a restricted free agent this summer. According to the current collective bargaining agreement, Russell may have to enter the NBA's marijuana program. Suspension would only occur after three separate instances.
Source: Nets PR on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 11:00 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell shot 3-for-16 from the floor for eight points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes for an elimination game loss at the hands of the Sixers on Tuesday.
Russell was out of sorts in this one. It's one thing to have a bad shooting night, but he was clearly not ready for the big moment. Russell finishes his all-star season with an amazing ascension as one of the NBA's great point guards. Dynasty owners should be excited about his sky-high potential moving forward.
April 20, 2019, 6:10 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell scored 21 points with six assists, seven boards, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Sixers.
Russell played well in this game outside of his 2-for-10 shooting on 2-pointers, and even hit a few clutch shots down the stretch. He continues to give the Sixers fits on offense, but the Nets came up just short in this one.
April 18, 2019, 11:33 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell led the starts with 26 points and added four boards, three assists and two steals on Thursday night against the Sixers.
Russell had a nice game but the Nets got caved in while he was on the floor (-22). He'll have to put in a Herculean effort to give the Nets a shot in this series.
April 15, 2019, 10:51 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell scored 16 points (6-of-16 FGs) with three triples vs. the Sixers in Monday's Game 2.
Russell looked confident and continues to grow. He's likely in for a better all-around game (just two boards and two dimes tonight) as he returns to Brooklyn for Thursday's Game 3.
April 13, 2019, 5:44 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell scored 26 points on 10-for-25 shooting with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in Saturday's Game 1 victory against the Sixers.
Ben Simmons was getting worked all day long by multiple Nets players, including Russell. It was a good matchup on paper, and Russell should continue to have success as the series goes on – hopefully with slightly better efficiency.
April 11, 2019, 2:00 amD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell finished the season with seven threes and 21 points in 20 minutes in a 113-94 win over the Heat in Wednesday's finale.
Russell also had seven rebounds, five assists and a steal on the night. Just another great performance in a season where he finished in the top-40/60 (8/9-cat) on a per-game basis over 81 games. It was a big breakthrough for Russell in just about every area. His most positive impacts came from his averages of 21.1 points 7.0 assists and 2.9 threes. He's entering restricted free agency and regardless of where he ends up, you should expect Russell to keep it going as a major piece of whichever team chooses to spend big on him.
April 7, 2019, 8:13 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell put up a team-high 20 points in Sunday's road win over the Pacers, clinching a playoff spot for the Nets in the process.
Russell added six rebounds, six assists, a block and a 3-pointer on 7-of-15 shooting as well. His emergence this season has been a huge reason that Brooklyn is ending its playoff drought and while he still needs some seasoning with the game's finer points, D'Lo's knack for making tough shots at key moments is going to make his team a thorn in the side of any Eastern Conference titan. The Nets have put together a pretty nice program over these last few years, and it's nice to see all that hard work rewarded with a spot in the dance.
April 6, 2019, 8:04 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell double-doubled in Saturday's 133-128 win against the Bucks with 25 points and 10 assists while adding two rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers.
Hanging on for dear life in the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Nets need every win they can muster in order to secure that berth. Luckily for them, they have Russell who has emerged as a player who's not afraid of the moment and comes up big in key games like this one. It will be exciting to see what his ceiling would be next season especially with how his game has rounded into form this year.
April 3, 2019, 11:00 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell made 11-of-25 shots from the field, including five 3s to finish with 27 points, seven rebounds, six dimes and one steal in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.
Russell proved his naysayers wrong this season as he turned this around and emerged as a reliable player able to flirt with top-50 value. His offense finally came together and it will be exciting to see what new heights he will be able to take his game next season.