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Thread: D'Angelo Russell A possible Lowry Replacement?

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    Pass.

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    I think Russell could be very good.
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    Russell is very talented but also very immature.

    Firstly in regards to the OP, we dont have anything that LAL would want to give up for their previous top 2 pick. But I will say he is definitely a high upside gamble for some team if they can get the right vets around AND more importantly if D'Angelo is actually mature enough to handle criticism and stop acting like a cocky boy.

    As usual people on here fall too in love with athleticism. No he isn't a Russell Westbrook but he is an excellent shooter and has some nice passing instincts. It is 100% his maturity that holds him back in all aspects of the game. He isn't a good leader, doesn't involve his teammates enough, hurts cohesion in the lockerroom with his immature behaviour and seems very self absorbed.

    At the same time don't be surprised if Lonzo Ball fixes a lot of that for him as he becomes the more stable prescence on and off court and his passing will allow Russell to go off offensively. Of course it seems the Lakers rather not have to baby him through that process and rather count their losses now. Too bad they didn't consider it earlier or they might have gotten a pick from SAC (Hield is a similar player imo without the character issues). I really wonder if a Russell/Okafor swap would work better for both teams sometimes.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I meant if there's some sort of "bro code" at play even at the managerial level. "I don't want no snitch on my team!"
    He was a kid that made a careless mistake?
    Maturity will come. Can he develop into a PG?

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    Quote JamesNaismith wrote: View Post
    Russell is very talented but also very immature.

    Firstly in regards to the OP, we dont have anything that LAL would want to give up for their previous top 2 pick. But I will say he is definitely a high upside gamble for some team if they can get the right vets around AND more importantly if D'Angelo is actually mature enough to handle criticism and stop acting like a cocky boy.

    As usual people on here fall too in love with athleticism. No he isn't a Russell Westbrook but he is an excellent shooter and has some nice passing instincts. It is 100% his maturity that holds him back in all aspects of the game. He isn't a good leader, doesn't involve his teammates enough, hurts cohesion in the lockerroom with his immature behaviour and seems very self absorbed.

    At the same time don't be surprised if Lonzo Ball fixes a lot of that for him as he becomes the more stable prescence on and off court and his passing will allow Russell to go off offensively. Of course it seems the Lakers rather not have to baby him through that process and rather count their losses now. Too bad they didn't consider it earlier or they might have gotten a pick from SAC (Hield is a similar player imo without the character issues). I really wonder if a Russell/Okafor swap would work better for both teams sometimes.

    I'm not sure Okafor gets you a lottery pick. IMO, 76ers lucky to get a 1st rounder.
    WRT Ball, wait till daddy Lavar explains LA brass how a team should be run.

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