Stephen Curry heaps praise on D’Angelo Russell, claims Warriors will need his playmaking
In a media huddle following All-Girls Basketball camp in Oakland, Curry said that the Warriors would benefit a lot from Russell because of how talented he is, especially as a shooter and a playmaker.
“He’s just amazingly talented and skilled and he’s got creativity in terms of ball handling, the way he can see the floor, obviously he can shoot the lights out,” Curry said, per Eric Ting of SFGate. “He’ll give us a different look in terms of somebody who can have the ball in their hands and create offense, and we’re going to need that playmaking ability.”
Russell will be an integral part of the Warriors’ rotation in their bid to compete for a championship this upcoming season. He’s going to be Curry’s running-mate at the backcourt while the team waits for Thompson’s return — which is expected to be around late February to early March next year.
On paper, Russell seems to be a good fit alongside Curry. He put up 21.2 points and 7.0 assists for the Nets last season while also shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc. He may not be as good as Thompson, but he can definitely stand his ground.
A lot of people are sleeping on the Warriors right now, especially after losing some of the key players from their championship team. However, they are pretty optimistic that they are still one of the best teams in the West.