The 2021-22 playoffs were not kind to Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell (Dlo). During the best of seven series against the Memphis Grizzlies, Russell averaged a pedestrian 12 points per game (PPG). He put out an underwhelming performance in those six games, shooting 33 percent from the field overall and an abysmal 29 percent on two-point attempts.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have supermax’d Karl-Anthony Towns and have traded for supermax’d NBA center Rudy Gobert. That is a lot of payroll expense to carry on the front court of one basketball team. Now slide in the cost of the next extension for the Timberwolves’ third remaining star, shooting guard Anthony Edwards, and you can see just how quickly the Timberwolves’ salary cap is about to explode very soon.
Some NBA franchises just attract star players. Realistically, it’s hard to think of a bigger advantage for an organization to have than that. Unfortunately, others do not. There are a lot of factors that go into determining a team’s appeal. Market size, lifestyle, taxes, and even the weather are variables that players will consider.
D'Angelo Russell had a bit of an up-and-down season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Russell's scoring was down, but his assists were up. The Wolves made the playoffs for the first in several years, but Russell was benched down the stretch of their first-round loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Still, Russell...
Heading into his fourth season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, point guard D’Angelo Russell looks to continue his role as one of the leaders of this team. As the franchise enters a new era of unprecedented hype and anticipation with the arrival of All-Star center Rudy Gobert, he’ll have to keep playing at a high level to give the Wolves their best chance to contend for a title.
“Hell yeah,” D’Angelo Russell said when asked if he wants to get a deal done before the season. “Obviously every player wants an extension, and you want to be in a position to do that.”. Source: Jon Krawczynski @ The Athletic. What’s the buzz on Twitter?
D’Angelo Russell has one season left on the max contract he signed in 2019 while he was with the Golden State Warriors. He’s eligible for an extension now, but the negotiations to keep Russell will be a bit more difficult after the TImberwolves signed Karl-Anthony Towns to a max contract and then traded for Rudy Gobert. The latter arrives with his own massive salary demands.
When asked about his future with the Timberwolves, D'Angelo Russell did not mince words: He wants to be in Minnesota. "Hell yeah," Russell said when asked if he wants a contract extension before the start of the 2022-23 season, per Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. "Obviously every player wants an extension, and you want to be in a position to do that."
After the smoke had cleared and enough time had passed to digest the Rudy Gobert mega-trade in full, I couldn’t help but be so optimistic about what the 7-foot-1 Frenchman could do for one Timberwolf in general. D’Angelo Russell’s stock is low right now, but there is no big man in the entire NBA better suited to get the most out of Russell than the one the Minnesota Timberwolves introduced yesterday.
D’Angelo Russell had one of the best years of his career last season. He also had an underwhelming postseason. After an offseason full of trade rumors, will Russell be the player that benefits the most from Rudy Gobert coming to Minnesota?
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