Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell told reporters after the team’s 97-81 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers that he wanted to use the team’s final nine contests to take his own game “to another level.”
He has apparently gotten a head start on that, as Russell was once again captured on Instagram working out in the Lakers practice facility after midnight:
That's my point guard. pic.twitter.com/btV5v4yRgu— Thai Luong (@thailuong33) March 27, 2017
This is the second time Russell has been spotted working out after hours in the Lakers' facility, as he did the same thing after scoring 40 points in the team’s defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
These two workouts specifically may not be what ends up helping Russell flip the proverbial switch and harness his true potential consistently, but they certainly can't hurt as he aims to improve heading into the offseason.
All stats per NBA.com. and Basketball-Reference.com. Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.