Can D’Angelo Russell replace Kobe Bryant and become a superstar for the Lakers?

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With the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Lakers select D’Angelo Russell 6’5” 193 lbs from Ohio State, he plays the Point Guard position

For quite a long time, everyone’s assumed Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor to be the two top picks in 2015 draft. The Lakers, however, had another thought. Thanks to Credit general chief Mitch Kupchak to make the move of drafting D’Angelo Russell, who has genuine star potential and ought to sparkle in Hollywood.

Okafor would have been the simple decision, yet Russell’s skills is all in accordance with what today’s NBA stars resemble. He’s big enough to play shooting guard, however he’s a true point guard who is totally wrecking on the pick-and-roll. Not far off there’s no motivation behind why he can’t play close to combo guard Jordan Clarkson, who had an amazing rookie season, and he’s a sufficient shooter that he can play off Kobe Bryant next season.

Maybe this pick implies Los Angeles supposes it has a chance of signing somebody like Kevin Love or LaMarcus Aldridge as free agents. Maybe it has nothing to do with that, and Kupchak just believes Russell’s awesome court vision and scoring capacity isolates him from other people. In any case, the Lakers ought to be please with him.

Lakers Coach Byron Scott thinks highly of the Lakers’ selection of 6-foot-5 guard D’Angelo Russell with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft on Thursday. “[We chose] the best guy available,” said Scott. “Watching D’Angelo work out. Watching tapes of him at Ohio State … we really felt this kid was special.”’ Alain Montes gave the Lakers an A+ for the pick.

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Alain Montes is from Montreal Canada he went to UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal). He is our Editor for

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