D’Angelo Russell, the 2nd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, shot 1-7 from the field during the Lakers loss to the Bulls on Thursday night – their 8th straight. Russell also added 3 turnovers as the Lakers dropped to a beyond pitiful 9-39 this season. While the plan is to honor Kobe Bryant (10 points on 4-13 shooting) and tank to get a very high pick in next year’s draft, the Lakers continue to waste Russell’s rookie season.
During last night’s broadcast, David Aldridge reported that D’Angelo Russell was, basically, completely lost right now.
“One thing that D’Angelo Russell said this morning, I thought was very telling is that he literally does not know what questions to ask Byron Scott about how to get better. I mean, he wants to get better, he knows he makes mistakes, but he is so young at age 19… He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. In terms of getting better as an NBA point guard, he’s just lost.”
Because, you see, D’Angelo Russell has apparently never actually been a point guard.