Timberwolves’ D’Angelo Russell names his all-time starting 5
It has now become a natural occurrence for NBA players to do public broadcasts on Instagram Live. This has been one of the most common side effects of quarantine life. D’Angelo Russell of the Minnesota Timberwolves was recently on one, and he even gave his own version of the league’s all-time starting 5.
The Timberwolves newcomer provided us with a pretty formidable list, but bailed out on the fifth spot, picking two players on a lame tie.
D’Angelo Russell names his All-Time starting 5: Steph, Kobe, MJ, LeBron and Shaq/KD with a tie for the last spot pic.twitter.com/NKZI7F9pBl
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) April 15, 2020
It is worth noting that Russell picked former teammate Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors as his best point guard of all-time. Unfortunately, these two were not given ample time to play together at the start of this season due to Curry’s hand injury. The Dubs then traded Russell to the Wolves on the deadline, and quite frankly, it’s a shame that we weren’t able to see what this highly-explosive backcourt duo could have done together.
Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James were, as expected, all thrown in there by Russell, but the 24-year-old just couldn’t decide between Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Durant for the fifth and final spot.
For his part, Russell has been great since making the mid-season move to Minnesota. In 12 games played thus far, the former All-Star has averaged 21.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.4 steals, while also connecting on 3.2 triples per game on a 34.5-percent clip. The best part about it is that he is now playing alongside real life best buddy Karl-Anthony Towns in what has become one of the most promising young cores in the NBA today.