Russell’s pre-draft passing highlights haven’t translated to him becoming a real life floor general.

He’s a fine passer, averaging 4.8 assists per game last season in 29 minutes per game. But increasingly, he looks like a scorer in the lead ball handler spot. (And a scorer who shot 40.5 percent from the floor last year, mind you.) His assist-to-pass percentage, per NBA.com’s SportsVU data, was 9.5 percent. That’s more in line with players like Goran Dragic (9.7) and Victor Oladipo (9.2), rather than Kyle Lowry (11.5) or Jrue Holiday (12.0). Chris Paul, a solid gold standard, recorded 14.4 percent last year.

The Lakers also clearly had some sort of problem Russell’s off-court demeanor, or attitude, or whichever word you feel fits best in that situation. What happened with the Snapchat incident two years ago, if isolated to that alone, was blown up. But there have long been rumors that it was more than that — not another specific incident, but a consistent pattern of immaturity.

If true, it makes even more sense how little in return the Lakers were willing to take in exchange for shipping him away.

The Suns are presumably set on retaining their restricted Cheap Jerseys Sunglasses free-agent center, especially given the only other two on the roster are 34-year-old Tyson Chandler and 6’7 Alan Williams (if you can even call him that). Marquese Chriss Cheap Jerseys Online China could (and probably should) slide up there at some point, too, since his outside game doesn’t appear to be developing.

The Warriors are the only team that accentuates McGee’s strengths enough that his weaknesses don’t overtly shine through. (To be fair, McGee also played one of his best years of basketball.) Since he didn’t get a huge offer on the open market, there’s a good chance he returns somewhat cheap to Golden State.

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