Report: D’Angelo Russell Doesn’t Want to Play for the 76ers

We had former Ohio State combo guard D’Angelo Russell going to the Philadelphia 76ers 3rd overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, but we may have to change that because according to a report by the Los Angeles Times says Russell doesn’t want to play for the 76ers.

From Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:

After trading point guard Michael Carter-Williams, the 2014 rookie of the year, to Milwaukee this past season, it would appear that the 76ers need a point guard.

But the buzz around the NBA is that D’Angelo Russell, a 6-foot-5 point guard from Ohio State whom many see as a lesser Stephen Curry-type, doesn’t want to play for the unpredictable 76ers. Russell did work out for the 76ers last week.

Speaking of Russell’s workout with the 76ers, the team said Russell “killed it” in his workout with the team and he was talking about how excited he was about Philadelphia, so we’re un-sure where this report is going towards.

From Keith Pompey of

Russell arrived on Tuesday afternoon and had dinner with general manager Sam Hinkie. Then he spent Wednesday at the Sixers’ practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The point guard worked out for the team and had a lengthy meeting with coach Brett Brown. …

“He said he killed it,” the source said of the workout. “He was talking about how excited he was about Philly.” …

Russell’s workout came one day after the Sixers worked out point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. Although the team was impressed with Mudiay, the Sixers would love to draft Russell if he’s still available at pick No. 3.

The All-American Russell averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5 assists during his freshman year at Ohio State.

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