The 25-year-old started the final seven games of the year, and the Timberwolves averaged 120.1 points per game in those contests. He averaged 18.9 points, 7.6 assists and 1.3 steals during that final stretch and recorded three double-doubles, including a 23-point, 10 assist performance during the final game of the season.The Ohio State product finished the season averaging the third highest minutes, behind Edwards and Towns, with 32.3 minutes per game. In his first full season with the Timberwolves, he averaged 19.0 points, 5.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 42 games. The sixth-year guard shot 43.1 percent from the field, 76.5 percent from the free-throw line and a career-best 38.7 percent from the three-point line. The ex-Buckeye had his best game of the year on Jan 5 against the Nuggets when he notched a season-high 33-points en route to his first double-double of the season. The lefty recorded double-digit assists in six games, including a season-high 14 assists on May 5. Defensively, he registered 11 games with double-digit steals. Russell snatched four steals, tying his career high, on Jan 18 against the Hawks.2019
Russell began the season in Golden State, where he appeared in 33 games and averaged 32.1 minutes. Russell posted 23.6 points, 6.2 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game, while shooting 43.0 percent from the field. With the Warriors, he shot a career-best 37.4 percent from three on a career-high 9.7 attempts per contest. In his Warriors debut on Oct. 24 against the Clippers, Russell went for 20 points and eight assists in 33 minutes. In just his sixth game with Golden State, Russell erupted for a career-best 52 points to go with nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks. Russell scored at least 20 points in six straight games from Dec. 18 through Dec. 28, averaging 27.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting during that stretch. He capped it off with 35 points, six assists and four rebounds against the Mavs on Dec. 28. On Feb. 6, Russell was traded to the Timberwolves as part of a deal that brought Andrew Wiggins to Golden State. In his first game with Minnesota, Russell went for 22 points and five assists against Toronto on Feb. 10. Coming out of the All-Star break, Russell handed out a season-high 13 assists against Boston on Feb. 21. In 12 games for the Timberwolves before the season was suspended on Mar. 11 -- the Timberwolves didn't participate in the bubble restart -- Russell averaged 21.7 points, 6.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 32.5 minutes per game. In his final game (Mar. 10 at HOU), Russell posted 28 points, six rebounds, five assists, and four steals in 34 minutes.2018
In 2018-19 -- his fourth year in the NBA -- D'Angelo Russell had a breakout season for the Brooklyn Nets. Russell started 81 games and averaged career highs in points (21.1) and assists (7.0) per game. He ranked 24th in scoring and 10th in assists league-wide. Russell connected on a career-best 43.4 percent of his shots from the floor, including 36.9 percent from three-point land. His best month of the season was February, during which Russell managed 26.0 points and 8.0 assists per tilt. Also in February, Russell was named to his first All-Star team. On Mar. 19, the crafty guard scored a career-high 44 points during a win at Sacramento. Russell was a prolific scorer, recording three games with at least 40 points and 14 games with at least 30 points. Russell also registered 14 double-doubles. In the playoffs, Russell scored over 20 points in three of Brooklyn's five games versus the Philadelphia 76ers. Russell finished second to Pascal Siakam in the voting for the NBA's Most Improved Player award.2017
D'Angelo Russell appeared in 48 games for the Brooklyn Nets in 2017-2018, his first season with the franchise, and started 35 of those contests. The former No. 2 overall pick averaged 15.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. The rebound and assist averages were the best marks of his first three years in The Association. Russell compiled a triple-double at Toronto on Mar. 23 with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. He notched four more double-doubles on the year. His best month was October, when he averaged 21.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Russell reached the 30-point mark on three different occasions. He poured in a season-high 33 points against Phoenix on Halloween. Russell led the Nets in scoring and was second in dimes.2016
In Russell's second season with the Lakers, he started 60 of the 63 games in which he played. He missed time with knee and calf injuries in the first half of the season but came on strong near the end of the campaign. Overall, Russell posted per-game averages of 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists. All of those marks were improvements over his rookie campaign. He also upped his steals output to 1.4 per game. Russell excelled from deep, averaging 2.1 three-pointers per game. That mark ranked 25th-best in the league. Russell recorded two double-doubles during the campaign, including a 22-point, 10-assist, seven-rebound performance against Denver on Jan. 31. Russell scored a career-high 40 points against Cleveland on March 19, drilling seven three-pointers and going 14-of-22 from the field. He was also chosen to participate in Rising Stars Challenge during the All-Star break for the second straight season. Russell scored 12 points and dished four assists for Team USA in the contest.2015
Russell was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The Lakers immediately handed him their starting point guard position, and Russell debuted with four points, three rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes against Minnesota on Oct. 28. During his rookie campaign, Russell started 48 of the 80 games in which he played and averaged 28.2 minutes per contest. The Ohio State product posted per-game averages of 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He shot 41.0 percent from the field and 73.7 percent from the free-throw line. Russell also knocked down 1.6 three-pointers per game, shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc, and contributed 1.2 steals per contest. The 6-foot-4 guard scored a season-high 39 points against the Nets on March 1, converting 14-of-21 field-goal attempts. The 39 points were the most scored by any rookie in the NBA during the campaign. He also established a team rookie record by draining eight treys in the contest. Russell participated in the Rising Stars Challenge during the All-Star break, scoring 22 points and dishing seven assists for Team USA. At the end of the season, he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team.
June 25, 2015Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft.
July 10, 2015Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
June 22, 2017Traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyle Kuzma and Brook Lopez.
July 7, 2019Signed a four-year deal and was traded from the Brooklyn Nets in a sign-and-trade deal along with Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Kevin Durant and a first-round draft pick.
February 6, 2020Traded by the Golden State Warriors with Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins and draft consideration.