What Is D’Angelo Russell Worth?
D’Angelo Russell's Net Worth is $3 Million
On June 25, 2015, Russell was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. On July 10, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Lakers and went on to average 11.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in five Summer League games. He made his debut for the Lakers in the team’s season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 28, recording 4 points and 3 rebounds in a 112–111 loss. On December 4, he recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks. 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.
Russell participated in the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge, where he recorded 22 points and seven assists in Team USA’s win over Team World. On March 1, he set career highs with 39 points and eight made three-pointers in a 107–101 win over the Brooklyn Nets. His 39 points were the most by any NBA rookie in 2015–16 and the most by a Lakers rookie in a regular season game since Elgin Baylor had 55 in March 1959. His eight three-pointers broke Nick Van Exel’s previous rookie Laker record of six in a single game. Between February 24 and March 2, Russell scored 20+ points in four straight games. 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.
In June 2016, Russell was named to the US Select Team that practiced against the United States men’s national team ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
In the Lakers’ season opener on October 26, Russell scored 20 points in a 120–114 win over the Houston Rockets. On November 15, he scored a then season-high 32 points in a 125–118 win over the Brooklyn Nets. On November 23, he received a PRP injection in his left knee and was subsequently ruled out for two weeks. He returned to action for the Lakers on December 11, scoring three points on 1-of-8 shooting in 18 minutes against the New York Knicks. On January 21, 2017, he was ruled out for at least a week after an MRI confirmed a mild MCL sprain in his right knee and a right calf strain, and also showed a bone bruise. On January 31, 2017, 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. He set a new career high for assists with 11 against the Washington Wizards the following game on February 2. On March 19, 2017, he scored a career-high 40 points in a 125–120 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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.
D’Angelo Russell Biography
D’Angelo Danté Russell born February 23, 1996, in Louisville, Kentucky. He is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He 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.
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