D'ANGELO RUSSELL (GSW)
PG • 6’5, 195 lbs; 5th year, Ohio State
NBA ROLE: CREATIVE PLAYMAKER
“Smooth meets confidence” – the best way to summarize D’Angelo Russell’s game; Russell features great passing & playmaking instincts – adjusts well to the ebbs and flows of games; makes difficult dimes look easy, can thread the needle in tight spots – always has his head up on the run; upright dribbling stance – has a really old-school feel – shoots about as quick as Dick Barnett back in the day*, doesn’t exert too much energy; decent in-between, (lefty) float game – has gotten better at that Chris Paul “probing jumper” between defenders; talented, lefty shooter from deep, though very streaky – can get hot quick; better efficiency, valuing possessions & defensive intensity are a few areas to improve; traded to Warriors – excellent potential w/ Steph Curry; incredibly cold bloodstream – made All-Star leap in 2019 – can D. Russ help GSW return to the top?
*Russell’s shot is a bit more appeasing aesthetically, however
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Career: 16.5 points/game, 5.1 assists/game, 42% FG
NBA All-Star (2019)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2016)
McDonald’s All-American (2014)
(FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 83