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At Shooting Guard, D’Angelo Russell?

Struggles At Point Guard For The LA Lakers.

D’Angelo Russell has been struggling to do a point guard’s job in Los Angeles. The main focus for a point guard is to distribute the ball. Russell averaged a mere 3.3 assists a game his rookie year. This has been the Lakers primary struggle on offense. The team has failed at ball movement where Russell should be the main focus of. Russell’s defense might be his most consistent statistic. So what is the best way to fix his issues at offense?

This Year’s High Lights From D’Angelo Russell.

D’Angelo Russell had a career high for points in one single game his sophomore season. He went off at the Staples Center against the defending champions, Cleveland Cavaliers. As a result, Russell also put up 11 assists against the Washington Wizards and a career high in Three-pointers made against the Brooklyn Nets with 8. Russell has shown sparks of greatness left and right. Additionally, The best bet is to help him transition into another position where his efficiency will rise.

A New Look For D’Angelo Russell.

With the Laker’s in dire need of a play maker, D’Angelo Russell would be a great fit at the two position. Furthermore, Compared to other shooting guards in the league, Russell averages very high in Points per game and defensive efficiency. 85% of Russell’s field goals made have been catch and shoot. His ability to play off the ball has improved throughout the season. Russell is averaging almost 16 points per game. His field goal percentage is at .407 but raises to .477 when shooting right off the pass.

Assuming the Los Angeles Lakers draft a premier play maker, Russell could be on pace to have a career year. The young up and coming point guard’s effeciency is very low compared to others at his respected position but is higher than most other shooting guards! In conclusion Russell’s best bet for a playoff run next year is to learn the new position while a play maker runs the point for the Lake show.

 

At Shooting Guard, D’Angelo Russell? was originally published on NFL News – TSJ Sports | Breaking News and Analysis

At Shooting Guard, D’Angelo Russell? was originally published on NFL News – TSJ Sports | Breaking News and Analysis