Lakers Summer League: 5 Takeaways Thus Far

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5. D’Angelo Russell is the Star of Summer League

Despite an abundance of turnovers thus far in Summer League (Russell has turned the ball over 15 times to only 12 assists), Russell has shown that he is one of the best, if not the best, players in Vegas.

The young guard has put on a clinic through three games, displaying an improved shooting touch to complement a tighter handle and a better post game.

And it’s not just the on-court play that has his teammates excited, either.

By all indications, Russell has been the leader of the young Summer League roster, often getting on players for missed defensive assignments and making a concerted effort to be vocal with his young teammates.

After struggling mightily during last year’s Summer League as a rookie, it’s nice to see Russell improve and own the tournament this year. Indeed, it shouldn’t come as a surprise should the youngster win the tournament’s MVP award—especially if the Lakers keep winning.

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