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D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected as a McDonalds All-American in 2014, and played college basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes before being selected with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Playing point guard, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team with the Lakers in 2015. He was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in 2017, and received his first All-Star selection in 2019.

D'Angelo Russell
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Russell with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019
No. 0 – Golden State Warriors
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-02-23) February 23, 1996 (age 23)
Louisville, Kentucky
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeOhio State (2014–2015)
NBA draft2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career2015–present
Career history
20152017Los Angeles Lakers
20172019Brooklyn Nets
2019–presentGolden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school career

Russell attended Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky as a freshman in 2010–11, before transferring to Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida for his sophomore season. In 2014, he helped Montverde win back-to-back High School National Tournament championships playing alongside Ben Simmons. He later played in the McDonald's All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic.[1]

Russell committed to Ohio State on June 7, 2013, choosing the Buckeyes over Louisville, Michigan State and North Carolina.[2] Russell was rated by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit.[3]

College career

Russell played one season of college basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes. On January 9, 2015, he recorded a career-high 14 rebounds in a win over Maryland, later scoring a career-high 33 points in a win over Northwestern on January 21. On February 8, in a 79–60 win over Rutgers, Russell recorded a triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. This was the first triple-double recorded by an Ohio State freshman.[4] During the NCAA Tournament, Russell scored 28 points in a 75–72 overtime win over VCU.[5] However, the Buckeyes' season ended the following round with a 73–58 loss to Arizona. Russell earned the Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wayman Tisdale Award and Jerry West Award. He was named a consensus first-team All-American, as well as first-team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Freshman of the Year. In 35 games for Ohio State in 2014–15, Russell averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.9 minutes per game.

On April 22, 2015, Russell declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. He was touted by many scouts and reporters to be one of the top prospects in the 2015 draft.[6]

Professional career

Los Angeles Lakers (2015–2017)

Rookie season (2015–16)

 
Russell with the Lakers in December 2015

On June 25, 2015, Russell was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.[7] In his debut for the Lakers in their season opener on October 28, 2015, Russell recorded four points, three rebounds and two assists in just under 26 minutes in a 112–111 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[8] On December 4, he recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 112–111 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.[9] On January 7, 2016, he scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 118–115 loss to the Sacramento Kings.[10] Russell participated in the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge, where he recorded 22 points and seven assists in Team USA's win over Team World.[11] On March 1, he set career highs with 39 points and eight three-pointers in a 107–101 win over the Brooklyn Nets. His 39 points were the most by any rookie in 2015–16 and the most by a Lakers rookie in a regular season game since Elgin Baylor had 55 in March 1959.[12] His eight three-pointers broke Nick Van Exel's previous rookie Laker record of six in a single game.[13] He finished the 2015–16 season leading the Lakers and all rookies in steals per game, and became the youngest player to hit 130 three-pointers in a season. He subsequently earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.[14]

2016–17 season

In the Lakers' season opener on October 26, 2016, Russell scored 20 points in a 120–114 win over the Houston Rockets.[15] On November 15, he scored a then season-high 32 points in a 125–118 win over the Nets.[16] He missed time between November and January with knee and calf injuries.[17][18] On January 31, he recorded his second career double-double with 22 points, a career-high 10 assists and seven rebounds in his return from a three-game absence with a pair of mild leg injuries, helping the Lakers defeat the Denver Nuggets by a score of 120–116.[19] He set a new career high for assists with 11 against the Washington Wizards the following game on February 2.[20] On March 19, he scored a career-high 40 points in a 125–120 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[21]

Brooklyn Nets (2017–2019)

2017–18 season

 
Russell with the Nets in October 2018

On June 22, 2017, Russell was traded, along with Timofey Mozgov, to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the rights to Kyle Kuzma, the 27th pick in the 2017 NBA draft.[22] In his debut for the Nets in their season opener on October 18, 2017, Russell had 30 points and five assists in a 140–131 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[23] On October 31, he scored a season-high 33 points in a 122–114 loss to the Phoenix Suns.[24] On November 17, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and was subsequently ruled out indefinitely.[25] He returned to action against the Miami Heat on January 19, playing 14 minutes after missing 32 games. He went 0-for-5 from the field in a 101–95 win.[26] On January 31, in his best performance since knee surgery, Russell scored 22 points in a 116–108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.[27] On February 14, he recorded 18 points and nine assists off the bench in a 108–103 loss to the Indiana Pacers, becoming the first Nets player to notch 15+ points and 5+ assists off the bench in three straight games since Orlando Woolridge in 1986–87.[28] On February 22, he started for the first time since November 11 and scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting in a 111–96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.[29] On February 27, he had a 25-point effort in a 129–123 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[30] On March 13, he scored 24 of his 32 points in the first quarter of the Nets' 116–102 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Russell's 24 points in the first quarter were the most by a Net in the opening period since Vince Carter's 24 on April 4, 2005, against Boston.[31] On March 23, he recorded his first career triple-double with 18 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in a 116–112 loss to the Raptors. Russell's triple-double was the first for the Nets since Terrence Williams had one against Chicago on April 9, 2010.[32]

2018–19 season

On November 12, 2018, Russell made a career-high nine 3-pointers and scored 31 points in a 120–113 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[33] On November 25, he had his highest scoring total with the Nets, recording 38 points, eight assists and eight rebounds in a 127–125 loss to the 76ers.[34] On December 18, he had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists in a 115–110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[35] On January 2, he had 22 points and 13 assists in a 126–121 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.[36] On January 14, he scored 18 of his 34 points in the third quarter of the Nets' 109–102 win over the Boston Celtics.[37] On January 18, he matched his career high with 40 points in a 117–115 win over the Orlando Magic.[38] He was subsequently named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, January 14, through Sunday, January 20. It was his first career Player of the Week award.[39] On February 1, 2019, he received his first All-Star selection as a replacement for the injured All-Star Victor Oladipo in the 2019 game.[40] On February 11, he recorded 28 points and a career-high 14 assists in a 127–125 loss to the Raptors.[41] On February 13, he scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime of the Nets' 148–139 triple-overtime win over the Cavaliers.[42] On February 23, he tied a career high with 40 points in a 117–115 win over the Hornets.[43] On March 19, Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter of the Nets' 123–121 win over the Sacramento Kings. He also had four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, breaking Allen Crabbe's single-season franchise record of 201 3-pointers.[44][45] On March 25, he had 39 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in a 148–144 double-overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.[46]

Russell helped the Nets finish the regular season as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 42–40 record. In Game 1 of the Nets' first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, Russell scored 26 points in his postseason debut to lead Brooklyn to a 111–102 win.[47]

On June 28, 2019, the Nets extended a qualifying offer to Russell in order to make him a restricted free agent.[48]

Golden State Warriors (2019–present)

On July 7, 2019, Russell was sent to the Golden State Warriors as part of a sign-and-trade package for Kevin Durant.[49]

On November 8, 2019, Russell scored a career-high 52 points in 37 shots in a 125–119 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[50]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 L.A. Lakers 80 48 28.2 .410 .351 .737 3.4 3.3 1.2 .2 13.2
2016–17 L.A. Lakers 63 60 28.7 .405 .352 .782 3.5 4.8 1.4 .3 15.6
2017–18 Brooklyn 48 35 25.7 .414 .324 .740 3.9 5.2 .8 .4 15.5
2018–19 Brooklyn 81 81 30.2 .434 .369 .780 3.9 7.0 1.2 .2 21.1
Career 272 224 28.5 .419 .353 .762 3.7 5.1 1.2 .2 16.5
All-Star 1 0 12.0 .400 .400 .000 1.0 3.0 .0 .0 6.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 Brooklyn 5 5 29.6 .359 .324 .846 3.6 3.6 1.4 .2 19.4
Career 5 5 29.6 .359 .324 .846 3.6 3.6 1.4 .2 19.4

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Ohio State 35 35 33.9 .449 .411 .756 5.7 5.0 1.6 .3 19.3

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