D’Angelo Russell is youngest player to have 30+ points, 10+ assists in a game for Nets since Richard Jefferson
Sunday night against the LA Clippers, Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell became the youngest player to have 30+ points and 10+ assists in a game for the franchise since Richard Jefferson did it back in 2003.
Russell put up 32 points and 10 assists versus the Clippers on Sunday. The lefty is 23 years old.
Jefferson was 22 when he finished with 30 points and 11 assists against the Houston Rockets on March 31, 2003.
— Basketball Reference (@bball_ref) March 18, 2019
The Nets wound up losing to the Clippers by a final score of 119-116. Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.
D’Angelo Russell is having his best season as a pro this year with the Nets. The former No. 2 overall pick is averaging 20.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game while shooting 43.0 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free-throw line.
Russell made his first All-Star team this season. His stellar play is a big reason why the Nets are 36-36, which is good for seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. Brooklyn is trying to make the playoffs this season for the first time since 2015.
Russell becomes a restricted free agent this summer and he’s set himself up for a nice payday. Whether it’s with the Nets or another team, DLo is going to get paid handsomely in the offseason.