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Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell Rips Byron Scott, Calling Him Bad Coach & ‘Idiot’

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers have not forgotten that — despite winning the NBA championship in 2020 — the team spent much of the 2010s in the NBA’s basement. Front office dysfunction, a never-ending coaching carousel and desperately waiting for draft picks to develop into All-Stars left the Lakers with years of lottery picks and disappointment.
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D’Angelo Russell criticizes his ‘idiot’ former Lakers coach Byron Scott

Byron Scott will go down as one of the worst coaches in Los Angeles Lakers history, and one of his players from that era certainly agrees. Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell spoke recently with Jake Fischer for Fischer’s new book “Built To Lose: How the NBA’s Tanking Era Changed the League Forever.” In an excerpt, Russell tore into Scott, his first head coach in the NBA.
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D’Angelo Russell says Byron Scott was ‘an idiot’ as a head coach for the Lakers

Before the Los Angeles Lakers returned to the top of the Western Conference, they went through some dark days, and some of their darkest days came when Byron Scott was the head coach of the team. As a matter of fact, Scott’s second season as head coach of the Lakers — the 2015-16 season — is the worst season in the team’s otherwise rich history.
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NBA star D’Angelo Russell and girlfriend Laura Ivaniukas cozy up on the beach

Minnesota Timberwolves star D’Angelo Russell splashed around with girlfriend Laura Ivaniukas this week on Miami Beach. The couple was spotted Thursday cuddled close while neck-deep within the waves, later hitting the shores to relax on their beach chairs. Model Ivaniukas wore an eye-catching pink print bikini while the athlete wore...
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This Knicks-Timberwolves offseason trade is focused on D’Angelo Russell

The 2021 NBA playoffs are very much in full force and one team that hasn’t quite been getting the job done has been the New York Knicks. Julius Randle has struggled to execute as the clear-cut No. 1 scoring option and the team needs to make a move in the offseason to take pressure off of him. Could a player like Minnesota Timberwolves’ D’Angelo Russell be a logical trade target?
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Timberwolves using interesting tactic to motivate D’Angelo Russell

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ season may be over, but class is still in session for some of their players. Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reported on Friday that the Wolves are using an interesting motivational tactic for star guard D’Angelo Russell and others on the team. The Wolves brought Russell and teammate Jaylen Nowell to Thursday’s Game 3 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns. The goal is reportedly to show them what it is like to play in a hectic playoff atmosphere. Haynes adds that Minnesota plans to continue sending players to big postseason games to gain perspective on what it takes to play at that high of a level.
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Minnesota Timberwolves 2020-21 season grades: D’Angelo Russell

The Minnesota Timberwolves had to figure out a way to handle several injuries this season, one of which was D’Angelo Russell, who was acquired through a trade with the Golden State Warriors before the trade deadline in 2020. D’Angelo Russell had an up-and-down season when he was actually playing minutes....
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Minnesota Timberwolves: The off-ball growth of D’Angelo Russell

For most lottery teams, the end of the season is about hope and optimism for what’s to come in the NBA Draft. But even with the ownership of their first-round pick in question, the Minnesota Timberwolves should be one of the most optimistic teams heading into the off-season. Throughout the...