Las Vegas Summer League more than proved that D’Angelo Russell knows how to score. The sophomore guard lit up defenses and showed off the ice in his veins to the tune of a team leading 21.8 points per game on 47.7 percent shooting (and 40 percent from three-point range).
Still, this production somehow wasn’t enough for Russell to get named to either the first or second All-NBA Summer League teams voted on by various members of the media. As anyone who actually watched the tournament is aware, Russell was easily one of the best players there, and he’s evidently set out to drive that point home during his time with the Team USA Select Team.
Over his first two days, the limited video clips available showed Russell was still rolling and getting buckets, but Wednesday might have been his best day of camp so far. As the Lakers’ official Twitter feed showed off, Russell is still leaving defenders feeling ice cold:
#Loading buckets on everybody pic.twitter.com/8f8w4Ji49Q— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 20, 2016
That’s right, Russell isn’t just a threat to the NBA, he’s coming for everyone.
Your dad? He’s taking him in the post.
Your sister? He’s crossing her up.
Your Grandma? TIME TO TAKE THESE BUCKETS ME-MAW
As Russell proved last season, sometimes regular shots are too easy for him and he has to make things a little more difficult:
Regular 3's were getting a bit too easy for @Dloading. https://t.co/JzGeEWhGt3— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 20, 2016
So yeah, if you thought you could beat Russell in H-O-R-S-E, that was
dumb incorrect. Russell’s shooting is hotter than the weather in Las Vegas, and Lakers fans should be excited to watch him next season.
All stats per NBA.com You can follow this author of Twitter at @hmfaigen.