He joins a backcourt that includes second-year guard Jordan Clarkson, who made the National Basteball Association All-Rookie First Team during this past season.
Playing in his fourth game for the Mavericks, the 6-foot-4 guard also got to share the court with fellow Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson of the Lakers. He followed up his 20-point performance with a 19-point effort, going 6-of-11 from the field (5-of-5 from the line) and splashed in two three-pointers as well. It’s that lack of scoring or creating points that has left the Lakers looking flat in the majority of their three games.
D’Angelo Russell: It’s safe to say Russell has been less than stellar in comparison to his lottery counterparts so far.
Eight months after D’Angelo Russell entered the world, Kobe Bryant entered the National Basteball Association.
The Los Angeles Lakers have a young core worth caring about for the first time in a very long time. Clarkson’s lowly 1.5 assists per game would be troubling if Summer League was not notorious for individual 1-on-1 play.
Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, United States of America; Julius Randle (Kentucky) shakes hands with National Basteball Association commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number seven overall pick to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014 National Basteball Association Draft at the Barclays Center.
Too often he lost assists because his teammates couldn’t finish at the basket, or weren’t expecting a bullet pass. LaMarcus Aldridge gave the Lakers two attempts to sway him to come but was so unimpressed by the recruiting pitches he chose small-market San Antonio. Mavericks point guard Kevin Pangos, who Mitchell was switched onto at one point in Wednesday’s game. One area that Randle can use improvement in the summer is his rebounding.
Bringing Russell in off the bench is the correct play to start the season.
Russell Valenzuela (@RussVal4): As a whole, the Lakers Summer League experience has been underwhelming considering all of the anticipation and excitement coming in.
For the Buckeyes, Russell averaged just 2.9 giveaways in his lone season, so this is likely just some early jitters. Many believed the Lakers could run through the competition with their talented roster. But his 37.7 percent shooting percentage and 5.2 turnovers per game raised an eyebrow or two. “I think we showed agents and players around the league a serious nature of what we’re trying to accomplish”. Seraphin is reportedly looking for a pay raise and more playing time after earning $3.89 million and averaging 15.6 minutes per game last season. The Larry Nance Jr. pick was questioned by many, but he has shown his willingness to play with high energy and go all-out on every possession.