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D’Angelo Russell: I got nothing from ‘Looney Tunes’ 2015 offseason

Mitch Kupchak, D'Angelo Russell

Mitch Kupchak, D’Angelo Russell


Lakers D’Angelo Russell said he had a bad rookie season.

But it wasn’t just the season.

It was everything preceding it.

Russell, via Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times:

“Last off-season was Looney Tunes,” Russell said Tuesday. “Wasn’t real. I didn’t get nothing out of it.”
“Everything I went through was new, and there was no guidance from the people that were supposed to give me the guidance,” Russell said.

Russell struggled in summer league. He spent most of the summer not calling Kobe Bryant for fear of bothering him. Russell never got on the same page with his first head coach, Byron Scott.

Yet Russell didn’t know what he didn’t know. He said the Lakers would definitely make the playoffs – and they fell just 24 games short.

Russell grew throughout the season, and he’s obviously excited to play for Luke Walton. Just think what Russell can do after his first productive NBA offseason.