It has been an fascinating winter to this point for Minnesota Timberwolves level guard D’Angelo Russell, with a heavy stream of commerce rumors and a automotive crash among the many notable issues to make headlines.
The 2019 All-Star commented on the previous just lately, and now, all Timberwolves can do is speculate on what Russell meant along with his profane phrases.
Maybe uncoincidentally, the previous No. 2 total choose of the Los Angeles Lakers triggered a stir earlier in January, when he unfollowed the Wolves on Instagram, which is nearly by no means a great signal with an expert athlete. Russell is within the remaining 12 months of his four-year contract that pays him over $31 million this season.
The 2022-23 NBA commerce deadline is lower than a month away (Feb. 9), and Minnesota remains to be caught in the midst of the Western Convention standings. The Timberwolves (20-22) might or might not know by then if they’re going to be consumers or sellers on the deadline, however how “DLo” performs within the meantime might have an effect on his future with the group.
Russell has performed in all however three of the group’s video games this season and is first on the squad in assists per sport (6.4), second in three-pointers made per contest (2.3) and is third in scoring (17.2 factors per sport), minutes (32.8) and steals per sport (1.1).
The Wolves will look to get again to the .500 mark this weekend at dwelling once they face the Phoenix Suns at Eight p.m. ET on Friday and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Eight p.m. ET on Saturday.