TWolves guard D’Angelo Russell shakes Duncan Robinson out of his shoes
Minnesota TWolves star point guard D’Angelo Russell has always shown flashes of being a great ball handler. That was on full display Wednesday night as he crossed up Miami Heat’s Duncan Robinson before hitting the layup.
D-Lo goes to work 😳
— NBA (@NBA) November 25, 2021
Just over two minutes into the game and the TWolves trailing 7-5, Russell tied it up with this sick move.
Russell is only 25 years old but is already on his 4th NBA team. He started his career after being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with 2nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Knowing for his vision and passion, Russell showed off his scoring prowess early.
After two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Russell signed with the Brooklyn Nets. It was in Brooklyn that his game really took off. Following an injury plagued first season with the Nets, his 2nd year there he averaged over 21 points and seven assists per game. Unfortunately, the Nets had their sights set on a bigger prize.
D’Angelo Russell was part of the highly publicized trade that sent Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets. That landed Russell in Golden State.
Russell upped his game offensively even more, increasing his scoring to over 23 points per game. Yet, once again Russell was traded.
This time Russell was sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins and a 2021 first round draft pick.
Russell’s offensive game has declined somewhat since landing in Minnesota. However, he reminded the Miami Heat and Duncan Robinson that he still has handles and can finish.