With Victor Oladipo out for the remainder of the season after suffering a ruptured quad tendon, an injury replacement has been named ahead of his looming absence in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.
The NBA announced today that Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell has been named a reserve for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game…
Currently in his fourth NBA season, Russell is a first-time All-Star and was selected by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo.
Enjoying a career year across the board, D’Angelo Russell is a worthy replacement for Oladipo and has been leading the Nets through an unexpectedly solid season. The Nets were an afterthought in the East coming into this year but have cemented themselves as one of the brighter, young teams in the league.
Brooklyn is currently in the thick of the playoff picture, sitting at sixth place out east with a 28-25 record. Russell has been integral towards their success this season, averaging 19.6 points per game while also setting up his teammates to the tune of 6.4 assists per game.