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D’Angelo Russell told Josh Magette to get the ball to Ivica Zubac

Gotta feed those bigs.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Lakers Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Ivica Zubac spent a few games with the Los Angeles D-Fenders and while he was down there, no one can say he was without the full support of his organization. When they could, members of the Lakers would go to Zubac’s games to help him grow as much he could in that time.

In one such case, D’Angelo Russell was on the sidelines and could be heard telling anyone within earshot to get the ball to Zubac. Our Harrison Faigen was at that game and, in Wednesday’s episode of “Locked on Lakers”, we asked Josh Magette (D-Fenders starting point guard) if he heard Russell from the sidelines and couldn’t help but laugh.

After admitting he heard Russell at the time, Magette said Russell gave him a visit at halftime of that game, just to make sure he got the message.

"He came and talked to me at halftime to make sure I got his big guy a touch,” he said with a chuckle. “I took care of him."

Watching a teammate in a game he didn’t have to; coaching from the sideline; and making sure said teammate is put in the optimal situation to get everything he possibly can from the experience... Man, if only D’Angelo Russell wasn’t so immature.

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