Posted by Lakers fan on January 15, 2017 at 16:32:25:
In Reply to: Re: D'Angelo Russell goes 1/7 Walton wants him to shoot more posted by JungleNutz on January 15, 2017 at 15:37:44:
: : : : : :This guy is not a point guard ! Average at best . Bench this guy.
: : : : : Needs to be told he's not that good !
: : : I have the feeling that Russell will be out of the NBA in 4-5 years.
: : His shooting has stagnated, everyone said the Lakers' young guns would be benefited on offense by not having Kobe around...so much for that.
: : Problem is, compared to Calderon, Huertas, Lou, and Clarkson, D'Angelo is Gary Payton on defense.
: Wasn't everybody killing Bryon Scott for handcuffing Russell? Lmao. Russell is what happens when coaches tries to make small forwards point guards. Who's going to want to trade for Russell? He's immature even for a 20 year old. His defense is bad. His shot is below average. He's been learning from Swaggy P. Nothing sounds good.
Byron was a bad coach and probably won't coach again unless Morningside opens up. But yes, Russell is an off-guard, can't create for himself and needs a true PG or solid playmaker to get him high percentage looks. Our offense got better, but this team's best playmaker is Randle, and he can't really go right.
When the opposing defense locks in and starts reading our plays, no one can go away from the offense and be a playmaker other than Lou or Randle, and they are better scorers than playmakers.
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