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Lakers urge D'Angelo Russell to be more aggressive

Lakers urge D'Angelo Russell to be more aggressive

In the past two days, Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell has heard from Luke Walton, Brian Shaw, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka.

All of them had a similar message.

“Be aggressive no matter what my role is,” Russell said. “Be aggressive. I think I was. I just wasn’t, I guess my mentality wasn’t in the right place and I wasn’t really making shots and creating for others, either.”

Russell has come off the bench for the Lakers in the past three games as Jordan Clarkson has started at point guard. While Walton considered starting Russell at shooting guard to begin the game with a Clarkson-Russell backcourt, he hasn’t done it yet.

In the first two games that Russell...

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