Lakers News And Rumors Recap: D’Angelo Russell’s Status Vs. Thunder Remains Uncertain
Lakers News And Rumors Recap: D’angelo Russell’s Status Vs. Thunder Remains Uncertain
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After sitting out last week’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, D’Angelo Russell is apparently still suffering from knee soreness. The second-year guard made his return to the lineup in Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls but was limited to just 23 minutes. Russell finished with eight points and seven assists while shooting just 3-for-11 from the field. Russell attempted nine three-pointers and never showed comfort attacking the basket on his knee.

Head coach Luke Walton recently said he either wants Russell to be aggressive or take time off to rest his knee. Russell is undoubtedly at his best when attacking out of the pick and roll. His ability to see the court, size up and finish in the paint make him hard to defend out of the pick and roll. Russell showed complacency with staying at the three-point line, something Walton was not a fan of.

The Lakers are going to be cautious with Russell, so don’t be surprised if he sits out tonight’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Lakers Nation News

Luke Walton To D’Angelo Russell: ‘Be Aggressive’ Or Sit Out To Rest Knee

New NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Likely To Be In Place By Early December

Lakers News: Larry Nance Jr. Doing All The ‘Little Things’ To Make An Impact

Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell ‘Questionable’ To Play Against Thunder

Lakers Nation Podcast: On Loss To Bulls, Problems On Defense

NBA Rumors: Pelicans ‘Close’ To Signing Former Laker Anthony Brown

Lakers News

Lakers unsure of D’Angelo Russell’s status for game against Thunder – LA Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers’ 118-110 loss to the Bulls – LA Times

Monday’s Lakers News: Walton not a fan of shootarounds on Sunday game days – ESPN

Lakers’ Luke Walton wants D’Angelo Russell to play aggressive or sit out to rest knee – OC Register

Lakers defense can’t stop Bulls in 118-110 loss – OC Register

NBA News

Bulls’ Jimmy Butler, Pelicans’ Anthony Davis named Players of the Week – NBA.com

NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries, contracts, more – Sports Illustrated

NBA says Raptors-Kings ending was ‘officiated correctly’ by league rules – CBS Sports

Ex-NBA All-Star Steve Francis charged with threatening police officer – CBS Sports

2K Announces NBA® 2KVR Experience Available on November 22 – Business Wire

Will five-star Hamidou Diallo bypass college for the NBA? – ESPN

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