Russell finished with 31 points (10-22 FG, 9-15 3Pt, 2-5 FT), six assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 32 minutes during Monday's 120-113 loss to Minnesota. Russell went-off for 31 points Monday, draining a career-high nine triples in the process. Despite the impressive shooting, his performance was overshadowed by the injury to Caris LeVert. LeVert looks set to miss a lengthy period of time which is going to mean Russell should see an uptick in his usage moving forward. Just be prepared for an associated dip in his efficiency if the shot attempts increase.
Russell had 12 points (5-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 22 minutes during Saturday's 116-100 loss to Golden State. Russell got off to a hot start in this one but could not keep things going as the Warriors overpowered the plucky Nets. Russell continues to have some issues with his efficiency but on the whole, has had a solid start to his season. The biggest takeaway from the season so far is that he appears healthy and will hopefully be able to play in the majority of games for both the Nets and his owners.
Russell compiled 23 points (7-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT), five assists, four rebounds, and two steals in 26 minutes during Friday's 112-110 win over the Nuggets. Russell reached the 20-point threshold for the second time in the last three games and the fourth time through the first 12 tilts of 2018-19. While Russell has not earned more than 27 minutes in a contest once in the last six matchups, he continues to pile up plenty of counting stats in an uptempo offense.
Russell produced 15 points (6-15 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 104-82 victory over Phoenix. Russell was solid again Tuesday finishing with 15 points on 15 field-goal attempts. His efficiency continues to be negative to his overall value, however, those who drafted him should have expected exactly this. Russell has been able to take a bit of a backseat to the Caris LeVert show on more than one occasion, something that has likely taken some of the pressure off. The positive is that Russell has appeared generally healthy and is seeing a decent amount of court time. He warrants a roster spot in all leagues despite the efficiency concerns and certainly still has some improvement left in him.
Russell produced 25 points (9-14 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six assists, six rebounds and a blocked shot in 29 minutes during Sunday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors. Russell is easily the most productive fantasy option for the Nets, as he's led the team in scoring in almost every game this season. He's currently on pace for a career year in points, rebounds and assists, and he performed well in the Nets' toughest test to date this season.
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