Know About D’Angelo Russell; Stats, Contract, Nets, Lakers, Girlfriend

Published Date: 18 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 11 Sep, 2020 By Celebs Podium

D’Angelo Russell is possibly the basketball’s brightest young stars with a superb career line in front of him. At the age of 24, the point guard has played for two different teams with extraordinary career stats.

American Basketball player, D’Angelo Russell wears the number one jersey for his current NBA team, the Brooklyn Nets. The team traded him and Timofey Mozgov with another player, Brook Lopez and Kyle Kuzma. In 2019, D’Angelo made a name at the All-Star selection.

D’ Angelo Russell Bio & Family

The player was born as D’Angelo Danté Russell on 23 February 1996 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was raised by his parents, Keisha Rowe, and Antonio Russell. D’Angelo went to Central High school in his hometown and then moved to Montverde Academy in Florida, a year later.

D’Angelo with his mother, Keisha Rowe on 28 November 2018 (Picture: D’Angello’s Instagram)

The Nets player stands at a tall height of 6 feet 5 inches with a body weight around 90 kgs.

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Career & Net Worth

The 24-year-old player has a net worth of $2.5 million from his professional Basketball career since 2015. In his early rookie career, he got to play in various college programs together with the University of North Carolina, Michigan State, and Louisville. Back in 2015 while playing for Ohio State, his playing stats included an average of 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.6 steals in 35 games.

In the same following year, the Los Angeles Laker picked him for a rookie contract where Joe Harris also plays. He was paid a salary of $5,103,120 in the 2015/2016 by the Lakers and later an increment of the paycheck of $5,332,800 in the 2016/2017 season. D’Angelo made 63 appearances with an average of 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists despite his left injury during the season.

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With his impressive playing stats at Lakers, the Brooklyn Nets during the 2017/2018 offered him a contract worth $5,562,360. In his debut game for the Nets on 18 October 2017, he made 30 points with five assists in a 140–131 loss to the Indiana Pacers. However, his knee injury occurred and kept him outside the court until early 2018. Three months later, he made his first career triple-double on 23 March 2018 during Lakers and Toronto Raptors game. With his majestic playing records, the Nets in their 2018/2019 season offered him an undisclosed contract around $7.02 million.

His Recent Stint; Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves

On 7 July 2019, Russell was sent to another NBA side the Golden State Warriors as part of a sign-and-trade package for Kevin Durant.

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Later, on 6 February 2020, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman for Andrew Wiggins. On 10 February, he debuted for Minnesota in a 137–126 loss to the Toronto Raptors, where he recorded 22 points and five assists.

Former Girlfriend Sarcastically Reacts To His 2017 Draft

The star Nets player has many affairs in the past with a few Volleyball hotties involved. He started dating a Volleyball player named Niki Withers; the student of the University of Southern California during his career with the Lakers. The former pair mutually endways after he settled to play for Brooklyn Nets. Soon after his draft to the Nets, his former girlfriend made a satirical social media post.

D’Angelo’s former girlfriend, Niki’s Tweet on his Nets 2017 transfer (Picture: Niki’s Twitter)

During the same time, he was also rumored to have a possible relationship with a supermodel, Kendall Jenner. The Kardashian fame was also linked to dating D’Angelo’s Lakers teammate, Jordan Clarkson.

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Not just Niki but D’Angelo also had another relationship with his other girlfriend, Janay Bankston. She is a 25-year-old former Volleyball player of California State University, Stanislaus. The rumored pair made their first public appearance in 2016 during the premiere of a movie named War Dogs. Similarly, his name has been often linked to a lady named Gabby Engersgaard and decidedly less about their possible dating is known.

His New Relationship Rumors

Well, Russell is now no longer together with his rumored girlfriend Gabby. The duo ended their relationship in May 2019, which she revealed through her Instagram story.

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Recently, he has been linked with a lady named Laura Ivaniukas. Russell reportedly took his new girlfriend Laura on a vacation during the coronavirus outbreak in June 2020. However, neither of them confirmed their relationship so far.

Some Interesting Facts About D’Angelo Russell

  • Back on 7 June 2013, D’Angelo chose to play for Ohio State over other teams including Louisville, Michigan State, and North Carolina.
  • In 2015, he became the recipient of the Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wayman Tisdale Award, and Jerry West Award.
  • His father Antonio was arrested and charged with “possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and having marijuana” in August 2015.
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