Nets’ D’Angelo Russell is youngest player to hit 500 3-pointers in NBA history
Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell has hit over 500 3-pointers in his career, and he’s the youngest player in NBA history to accomplish that feat.
At 22-years-old, Russell is the youngest player in the history of the NBA to make 500 shots from beyond the arc. Entering Monday, he has 507 3-pointers.
Crazy stat… At age 22, D’Angelo Russell is the youngest player to hit 500 three-pointers in NBA history.
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) February 11, 2019
Russell has come a long way from his infamous phone incident with Nick Young on the Los Angeles Lakers. The lefty is having a career season with the Nets. Russell’s stellar play earned him a spot in the 2019 All-Star game.
In 56 games this season, Russell is averaging 19.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.5 assists per contest. The former No. 2 overall pick is shooting 43.6 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Russell and the Nets are 29-28 on the season, good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Brooklyn is trying to make the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
Russell becomes a restricted free agent this summer and he is going to get paid. Russell has turned himself into an All-Star and one of the best young point guards in the NBA. Magic Johnson and the Lakers are probably regretting giving up on Russell so soon.