Warriors

Warriors

Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell is in the midst of his best stretch of basketball in his NBA career.

The numbers over his last four games are pretty incredible:

Backcourt mate Steph Curry is out until February at the earliest and Klay Thompson just might miss the entire season.

As a result, Russell is the Warriors' focal point and the offense is running through him:

Coach Steve Kerr is making the right decision by letting the 23-year-old run the offense. Russell is most effective when the ball is in his hands, and he's probing the defense in high ball screen situations.

The 2019 Eastern Conference All-Star is a very good 3-point shooter, but his bread-and-butter is the mid-range game.

 

Among all guards last season, Russell made the second-most shots in the 10-to-14-foot range (113), and drilled them at a very impressive 50.7 percent clip (notable midrange maestro DeMar DeRozan went 128-for-300, which is just 42.7 percent).

[RELATEDKerr explains Draymond's 'really bizarre' reality on Dubs]

He's still finding success in that zone this year, but he's been even better from 15-to-19-feet:

Russell is bound to cool off at some point. But for now, just sit back and enjoy the "Dloading Show."

Follow @DrewShiller on Twitter and Instagram