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Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell told reporters Thursday that he is excited to play with Ricky Rubio this season in Minnesota. Russell said "the Rubio piece is actually different. I've never played with nobody at his caliber, somebody that brings what he brings to the game."
After coming over in a trade from the Warriors in February, Russell averaged 21.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 3.2 three-pointers during his 12 starts with Minnesota. While playing alongside Rubio may cause a dip in his assists, it should also help improve his efficiency (41.2% FG, 3.8 turnovers with the T'Wolves) which should bolster his already-strong fantasy value. Russell makes for a fine target in the third/fourth rounds of fantasy drafts.
In an interview with senior writer Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Timberwolves G D'Angelo Russell stated, “this is where I’m supposed to be.” Russell was referring to the warm reception he received from fans and the Timberwolves organization upon arriving at the Minnesota airport after being traded by the Golden State Warriors on February 6, 2020.
Russell expanded on his feelings, revealing that, “for me to come here, this feels more at home to me... like I could settle down, raise my family and unpack my bags.” The article provided great insight into Russell's yearn for stability after being on four teams (Lakers, Nets, Warriors, and T'Wolves) within the first five years of his career. Interestingly enough, he is one of only 14 active all-stars to have played for four or more franchises. D-Lo inked a 4-yr $117M contract with the Nets in July 2019, as part of a sign-and-trade with the Warriors so Minnesota will be his home for the foreseeable future. He's only scratched the surface with his new-look team, averaging 21.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 6.6 assists in 12 games for the Timberwolves this season.
D'Angelo Russell put up 28 points (8-15 FG, 5-12 3PT, 7-9 FT), six rebounds, five assists, and four steals across 33 minutes of play Tuesday night.
Russell put up one of his better games since joining the Wolves at the trade deadline. He's easily their best player with Karl-Anthony Towns sidelined but Minnesota probably won't push him too hard down the stretch since they're not competing for a playoff spot.
D'Angelo Russell scored 19 points (6-18 FG, 0-7 3PT, 7-7 FT), with six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and five turnovers in 35 minutes in Sunday's 120-107 loss to New Orleans.
Russel's numbers haven't been as good in Minnesota as they were in Golden State, but he's still putting up a respectable 21.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 1.2 steals in 32 minutes a game for the Timberwolves. His FG% is down from 43 percent to 40.3 percent, but he's still giving fantasy owners solid production all around on any given night. Russell is a cornerstone for this Minnesota team, and he should continue to have success down the stretch.
D'Angelo Russell mustered just five points (2-14 FG, 0-4 3PT, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, and three assists over 23 minutes of play Friday.
It was a season-low output in what's been a trying season for Russell. He's far too talented to be ignored in fantasy and has better days ahead, but it's a tough situation for him on the lowly Timberwolves for his right now.