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D'Angelo Russell - PG/SG, 6'5, 195
Brooklyn Nets - Acquired via trade in June 2017
       Date of birth: 02/26/1996
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 2nd pick, 2015
     Out of: Ohio State
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Left

2015 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 2nd overall by L.A. Lakers.
10th July, 2015 NBA Signed four year, $23,017,978 rookie scale contract with L.A. Lakers. Included team options for 2017/18 and 2018/19.
25th October, 2016 NBA L.A. Lakers exercised 2017/18 team option.
22nd June, 2017 NBA Traded by L.A. Lakers, along with Timofey Mozgov, to Brooklyn in exchange for Brook Lopez and a 2017 first round pick (#27, Kyle Kuzma).
When: Where:
2014 - 2015 Ohio State (NCAA)
June 2015 - June 2017 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
June 2017 - present Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

D'Angelo Russell
PG/SG, 6’5, 195lbs, 21 years old, 2 years of experience

On a very high usage rate for one so young, Russell was given the opportunity to lead the team, and did not. His own performance did improve slightly on his rookie numbers, but he took a lot of shots, of all kinds, and was not efficient on any of them. Russell's scoring game is mostly the jump shot, and often the jump shot off the dribble, an aspect of the game for which he is good at creating space, yet not one in which he is yielding consistent form or results. The defence is worse, and for all the Manu Ginobili-like projections, Russell is currently closer to a prime Mike James. He does however have both plenty of talent, and plenty of time to put it together. The Nets may not have the talent, but they do have the time. So this is a good pairing.

Player Plan: Two years of rookie scale salary left. For his plentiful flaws, Russell represents the closest thing to a foundational piece going forward, and should be given every opportunity to succeed on the court. It is hereby noted that that’s what he received in two years in Los Angeles, and that it didn’t work there.

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