Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell hasn’t been getting minutes like his other fellow rookies have so far this season, especially in the 4th quarter of the Lakers games.
Russell has not played a single minute in five of the Lakers 13 games this season, and in the eight games that he’s played in the 4th quarter, he’s taken a total of 27 shots. This has lead to questions about how much confidence Lakers head coach Byron Scott truly has in the second overall pick.
Scott addressed his minute distribution with Russell, adding that he would like to play him more, but he’s going to need to earn it first.
Byron said hope is to get D'Angelo to 30-35 minutes per game. But Byron added, "That's up to him."
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 24, 2015
Russell is averaging 14.3 points, 6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game over the Lakers last three contests. He is averaging 10.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.9 assists overall on the year.
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