Russell’s Shadow Season

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If you play on the same team as a retiring legend, don’t expect to get much fame—especially if you’re a rookie and that legend is Kobe Bryant. Russell was a bit inconsistent, but shined in numerous games, finishing the season averaging 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists for the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. Losing Bryant, the Lakers now look to their young guns in Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, and Larry Nance Jr. to keep this franchise alive. If this guy lives up to his potential, the Lakers won’t be too far from competing for a playoff spot once again. Let us hope we won’t have to wait too long to see that happen…