The Los Angeles Lakers selected D'Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft because they believed he had more potential to be a superstar than any other pick in the draft. A metric from ESPN's statistics website 538 agreed,ranking Russell as one of the 2015 rookies with the highest ceiling.
Russell has struggled at times during a rookie season in which he has averaged 11.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting 39.4% from the field and committing 2.3 turnovers per game. Difficult stretches mixed with flashes of star potential are par for the course with/ such a highly touted rookie who is still just 19-years old, and most Lakers fans have learned to take the good with the bad from Russell during a season in which the team is bound for the lottery anyway.
This video from YouTube user "MambaDontFear" rounded up some of the best highlights of Russell's rookie campaign in cinematic style, and is guaranteed to make fans optimistic about his future going forward:
Feel free to watch that as many times as you want. Enjoy!