D’Angelo Russell Replaces Oladipo In All-Star Game

Nets guard D’Angelo Russell has been added to the 2019 All-Star Game by the NBA, the league announced today in a press release. Russell will take the place of injured Pacers guard Victor Oladipo on the roster.

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It’s the first All-Star selection for Russell, who has enjoyed a breakout season in his second year in Brooklyn. The former second overall pick is averaging career-best marks in PPG (19.6), APG (6.4), FG% (.438), 3PT% (.374), and a number of other categories, en route to leading the Nets to a 28-25 record. That mark puts the team comfortably in the No. 6 spot in the East.

Russell was viewed as one of the East’s top snubs when the All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday, and it seemed to be just a matter of time until he replaced Oladipo on the roster. The Pacers guard is sidelined for the rest of the season with a ruptured quad tendon.

You can check out the rest of the 2019 All-Star reserves right here.

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8 thoughts on “D’Angelo Russell Replaces Oladipo In All-Star Game

  1. Freddie Morales

    I was a big doubter of D-Lo before the season. He’s made huge strides!!! Congrats to him. bright future for BK with him, Levert, Allen, Dinwiddie, Kurucs.

  2. kylewait89

    Slightly better version of Evan Turner. I know that’s blasphemy now considering turner completely lost his ability to shoot but that’s where I sit with him.

    Sorry let me self correct before posting.
    He is Evan Turner with a three point shot. Long, athletic, can play across the board. But I think this is honestly the best version that exists of him. Not a bad thing but I don’t think he gets better as the team gets better.

    • x%sure

      Not bad… fortunately for some but not others, 3pt skills keeps increasing in value.
      Russell lacks the SINCERITY of Turner… or of ‘other’ guard SpencerDinwiddie. DR & SD have worked out their styles ‘synergetically’ and I suspect the powers-that-be are rewarding him for it.
      Since SD is happy with his 3/$34MM extension (for now), this could be a good time for DR in Brooklyn. SD can take up all vacuums left by DR’s moods.

  3. Thronson5

    Was bummed when the Lakers traded him. I thought he could’ve been a good SG instead PG where they were playing him and thought he and Zo could’ve meshed well. Glad to see him playing the way we thought he would when the Lakers originally drafted him and I hope he keeps it up and only gets better.

    • cesc

      Dude you are a classy fan… also agree with all you said, really gutted when D’lo left, but now he is the star of a play off team, so real happy for him.

  4. kenleyfornia2

    DLo ain’t a Laker because Jimmy Buss is a joke. Had to tie Mozgov to someone

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