D'Angelo Russell Discussion (p. 462: TRADED TO BROOKLYN!)

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  1. The Original 81

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    So after all the talk about Jahlil Okafor we ended up going with Russell. I think this kid has a ton of upside. I can't wait for him to get to work and soak in all he can from Kobe.

    Welcome to LA D'Angelo!

    Height w/o shoes: 6'3.25"
    Height w/ shoes: 6'5"
    Weight: 193 lbs
    Wingspan: 6'9.75"
    Standing Reach: 8'6"
    Body Fat: 8.6%
    No Step Vert: N/A
    Max Vert: N/A

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/D-Angelo-Russell-7175/

    EDIT: Here's some videos on his strengths & weaknesses for those that haven't done much research on him.

    Strengths:



    Weaknesses:

     
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    We'll find out sooner or later whether this was the right pick or not. I'm rooting for the kid to succeed in the purple and gold and I hope that whatever potential Mitch saw in those workouts comes to fruition. With that said, I can't say that I'm not disappointed since I really wanted to see Okafor in Los Angeles.
     
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    A week ago, I said I had a feeling in my gut we would take Russell...or maybe it was gas. It wasn't gas. Welcome Russell.
     
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    He definitely has talent, so I'm optimistic.

    However, we still need a center. If we don't pick up center this offseason, either through a trade or FA, it's not going to look good.
     
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    Agreed.

    Either the Lakers are extremely confident in their chances in FA or they feel they can draft one later in the first round.
     
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    Did we make this pick for someone else? Doesn't seem Laker like to pass on top talent in the front court.
     
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    Has to be considered. I think he stays though IMO. 3 headed monster at guard spot. 2 of the 3 on the floor, all the time, keeps Kobe fresh.wanted Okafor but the west is loaded with guards. GSW are team to beat. Draymond at Center won them a ring. Gonna be fun.
     
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    I'll be honest, I gave Russell zero chance after the NCAA season and tournament.

    I did see the potential there, mostly because of his confidence and leadership qualities.

    Looking through his highlights, I see the Curry comparisons. He's got a dead eye quick release shot, amazing handles, and a smoothness to his game.



    Then he started growing on me. The interview, the workouts, all positive, and I had a strange feeling today about him too, though my heart was set on Okafor.

    I trust Mitch and our scouting team and whatever plan they have going forward.

    This is OUR GUY now and I will back him up 100%. Welcome D'Angelo Russell. "D Smooth".
     
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    I was hoping we were making the pick for Philly in exchange for Okafor + assets, but it appears Philly wants to keep the pick.
     
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    Wonder if we have a handshake deal with a FA big
     
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    I used to hate Malone and I ended up loving him. I used to hate Ron Artest and then I loved him. I hate Ohio State, but hell, I love my Lakers! Welcome to LA D'Angelo Russell!
     
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    If it was any other year, i have a feeling we would go with a big (Jah). But since there are at least 3-4 quality bigs available out there, Mitch went with a great PG. Can't hate on that.
     
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    Shows you how highly we thought of him. I think they wanted Okafor but after working out Russell I think they realized then that he was something special.
     
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    It's a risky move, we could just as easily strike out on every quality big in FA.
     
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    D'Angelo/Clarkson/Randle

    Showtime is back

    One thing thats a definite positive is that b.scott is known for great pg's

    Jkidd/cp3/kyrie and now d'angelo
     
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    That's what im afraid of but i hope that we get a FA big to pair with d'angelo/JC/Randle
     
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    Well at least he'll have a more natural mentor in Kobe.
     
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