D’Angelo Russell returned to the Lakers’ starting lineup four games ago. Since that return he has averaged 17 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in 31.5 minutes a night. Beyond the numbers, though, he’s looked steady, confident, and in control of the team’s offense and his own individual game.
No where is this more clear than in how Russell is attacking the basket in both the half court and in transition. When working in the P&R, Russell is finding ways to get to the rim more often and in the open court he’s being more aggressive in looking to finish which is opening up more passing angles when the defense decides they are going to try and cut him off.