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Minnesota Timberwolves | #0 | Guard

D'Angelo

Russell

PPG

20.5

RPG

3.0

APG

5.5

PIE

10.6

6'4" | 193lb | 24 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round (second overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft (June 25, 2015) ... Traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Brooklyn Nets, along with Timofey Mozgov, in exchange for Brook Lopez and Kyle Kuzma (June 22, 2017) ... Traded by the Brooklyn Nets with Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier to the Golden State Warriors for Kevin Durant and a top-20 protected 2020 first-round draft pick (July 7, 2019) … Named to 2019 All-Star team, his first-career selection … Ranked 10th in assists per game in 2018-19, averaging 7.0 assists a contest … Heading in to 2019-20 season, appeared in 272 career games (224 starts), averaging 16.5 points (.419 FG%, .353 3P%, .762 FT%), 3.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.16 steals in 28.5 minutes per game in four seasons – two with the Los Angeles Lakers (2015-16 – 2016-17) and two with the Brooklyn Nets (2017-18 – 2018-19) … With the Los Angeles Lakers, appeared in 143 career games (108 starts), averaging 14.3 points (.408 FG%, .351 3P%, .759 FT%), 3.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.26 steals in 28.5 minutes per game in two seasons (2015-16 – 2016-17) … With the Brooklyn Nets, appeared in 129 career games (116 starts), averaging 19.0 points (.428 FG%, .355 3P%, .765 FT%), 3.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.05 steals in 28.5 minutes per game in two seasons (2017-18 – 2018-19) … His scoring average improved from 15.5 ppg in 2017-18 to a career-high 21.1 ppg in 2018-19, an increase of 5.6 (among players with at least 40 games, ranked 12th in NBA) … With 234 3-pointers made in 2018-19, set a new Nets franchise single-season record for most 3-point field goals made, passing Allen Crabbe’s mark of 201, set in 2017-18.

BEFORE NBA

In his lone collegiate season at Ohio State (2014-15), appeared in 35 games (all starts), averaging 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.9 minutes per game … Won the Jerry West Award, honoring the nation’s best shooting guard … Was a consensus First-Team All-American … Selected First-Team All-Big 10 and Big 10 Freshman of the Year by both coaches and media … Finished fifth in the John R. Wooden Award voting following the 2014-15 season ... Won the USBWA Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Week award for the weeks of 1/26 and 2/10 … Was the leading freshman scorer in the country.

PERSONAL LIFE

Is the son of Antonio Russell and Keisha Rowe… Has four siblings: Antonio Russell, Lashaun Gilliam, Tayshaun Brown and Cloee Russell… Is from Louisville… Was a McDonald’s All-American selection in 2014 at the conclusion of his prep career… Participated in the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic… Attended Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) in high school, helping the team to a 27-2 record as a junior before going 28-0 as a senior and winning the National High School Invitational championship both years… Played alongside current NBA player Joel Embiid at Montverde... Transferred to Montverde from Central High School in Louisville, Ky. after his freshman season… The athlete he most admires outside of the NBA is Muhammad Ali... Began playing organized basketball at the age of nine... Lists his greatest personal achievement as making it to the NBA... Lists the person he most admires as his father... Enjoys watching movies in his free time, with his favorite actor being Will Smith... Lists hip-hop artist J Cole as his favorite musician... Enjoys paintballing during the offseason ... Wants to become a broadcaster after retiring from the NBA... Lists Ohio State football as his favorite non-NBA sports team... Is named after R&B singer-songwriter D’Angelo... Was heavily involved in the community while with the Lakers, participating in the Kaiser Permanente Fit For Life Health Clinic, the Salvation Army Turkey Giveaway, the Challengers Boys & Girls Club court renovation, various Meet & Greets, and has helped the Lakers Youth Foundation put on Camp Lakers during the offseason.