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: $7,019,698
Russell’s comeback story in Brooklyn goes back to the day Atkinson first expressed his belief in the 6-foot-5 guard. “I think the big thing I heard — you know, character things I kind of ignore that — but just from a basketball standpoint I think the big thing I heard was he was not a point guard,” Atkinson said. “’He’s a combo guard, he’s a shooting guard, you can’t play him at the point. He has too much of a scorer’s mentality.’ I think Sean scouted him in college and felt that wasn’t the case. He said, ‘He’s got elite passing skills.’ Then, when I watched him, I thought he had those (skills). Why can’t he be a point guard? That was kind of from Day 1 here. We didn’t mess with that. We didn’t say, ‘Oh, he’ll play some two, and he’ll play some one.’ No. You’re a point guard. This is what you are. I think that really helped making it clear for him in his development.”
“I just wanted to ask from the outside looking in, what did he expect from me, what did he think of my game?” Russell said. “I just wanted the raw cut version of what the, I don’t know, what the naysayer what people say about me? I know people say, ‘Oh, defense. Whatever. Not a leader.’ Everything that the norm usually said about me. I wanted to ask him … I wanted to be coached in those situations. I wanted to be better at that. He was just like, ‘With time I’ll give you a better evaluation on what I feel and what I think, but as of right now it’s a clean slate.’”