Age: 22 Height: 6-5 Weight: 195 lbs School: Ohio State
LaVine is averaging 23 points per game right now, but didn't get a sniff from the coaches who are responsible for selecting the All-Star reserves. Markkannen missed the first two months of the season, but he's been playing like an All-Star lately, averaging 23.7 points and 12.6 rebounds over his last 7 games. It's hard to predict how free agency will affect the balance of power between the East and West heading into next season, but when you consider guys like Nikola Vucevic, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton and D'Angelo Russell were named as reserves for the East this year, you'd have to think either Markkanen or LaVine would have a decent shot at being selected next February if the Bulls' recor...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It's crazy how the paths have turned out with D'Angelo Russell and Kristaps Porzingis. You can now make the argument that in 2015, the Knicks could have been better off if the Lakers had passed on Russell for Jahlil Okafor, the 76ers snatched Porzingis and the Ohio State southpaw
D'Angelo Russell is an All-Star. Bypassed by the Los Angeles Lakers for a newer model after being the No. 2 selection in the 2015 draft, Russell has found his niche in a career year for the upstart Brooklyn Nets, who are competing for a playoff spot. Meanwhile, his replacement Lonzo Ball is coming off a trade deadline that saw him dangled alongside his teammates not named LeBron James in an effort to land Anthony Davis in L.A.
D'Angelo Russell is now an Eastern Conference All-Star, albeit as an injury replacement as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Just a short time ago, Russell was a top pick for the Los Angeles Lakers before a trade sent him to New York. Russell is producing for the Nets, although whether he's doing it at an All-Star level is up for some debate.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic triple-doubled, D'Angelo Russell was big after halftime, and Isaiah Thomas finally debuted for Denver.