D'Angelo Russell Rumors

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D'Angelo Russell
D'Angelo Russell
Position: G
Born: 02/23/96
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:176 lbs. / 79.8 kg.
Salary: $5,562,360
In a fresh start for Russell and a golden opportunity for the Nets, Marks — whose team was an NBA-worst 20-62 last season — gladly gambled on a budding young star. But while Russell has proven he can score, now he has to show he can lead. “The leadership, that’s in his court,’’ Marks said. “We can certainly help him get there. In the position that he plays, you’ve got to be a leader to some extent. [Coach] Kenny [Atkinson] is going to rely on that position — Jeremy or D’Angelo — a lot, both of them to direct traffic out there and so forth.”
LeVert and Russell are crucial in Brooklyn’s rebuilding process. They’re both seen as the “untouchables” on this roster, and very likely to be starting side-by-side soon enough. The praise didn’t end there… “Nothing but good things with D’Angelo,” Nets rookie Jarrett Allen told NetsDaily when asked about his new teammate. “He’s great with the ball, makes good decisions and makes really good passes. He’s going to find me.”
He will be the anchor in turning this thing around or not. The Nets, front office, coaching staff and front office get how important he is. He is already the face of the Nets, despite their team-first mentality. And yes, players will want to play with him because he’s going to make them better (and a lot of money). He also gets that he needs to understand his role better than he did in L.A. “I think guys enjoyed playing with me,” Russell told Zach Lowe. “Now I’m going to make sure they do instead of not really taking it into consideration.