Russell chipped in 28 points (8-15 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 7-9 FT), six rebounds, five assists and four steals in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 117-111 loss at Houston. This was Russell's second-highest scoring output since he Joined the Timberwolves, and the point guard should remain as Minnesota's main scoring threat while Karl-Anthony Towns remains sidelined. That said, Russell has struggled with efficiency and is shooting just 36.6 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from three-point range during his last five games. Those poor shooting percentages conspire against his upside even if he's regularly nearing or topping the 20-point mark.
Russell had 19 points (6-18 FG, 0-7 3PT, 7-7 FT), six rebounds and five assists in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. It was another forgettable shooting night for Russell, who missed all seven of his attempts from beyond the arc. He did provide decent supplementary stats, however, including a block and a steal on the defensive end.
Russell ended with five points (2-14 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes during Friday's 132-118 loss to Orlando. Russell had his worst game as a member of the Timberwolves, basically missing everything he took aim at. Those invested in Russell will simply need to give him a pass here and hope that he can turn things around in what should be a fast-paced game against the Pelicans on Sunday.
Russell scored 19 points (6-13 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), while adding four assists, three rebounds and a steal in 31 minutes Wednesday, as Minnesota beat Chicago 115-108. He also had six turnovers. Russell has opened March in a bit of a cold spell from beyond the arc (9-of-28). It is worth noting that Wednesday marked the second half of a back-to-back following a 139-134 win on Tuesday, so he probably wasn't the freshest. Nonetheless, Russell currently resides in an offense barren of other stars once again, yielding plenty of usage and opportunity. Minnesota will play Orlando on Friday.
Russell notched 23 points (8-21 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 139-134 win at the Pelicans. Russell has looked impressive since joining the Timberwolves, as he has topped the 20-point mark in six of eight games with the franchise while also dishing out at least five assists in each of those contests. Through eight games with Minnesota, the former Warrior is averaging 23.6 points and 7.8 assists per game. He should benefit from Andrew Wiggins' departure and Karl-Anthony Towns' wrist injury to remain the team's main scoring threat for the foreseeable future, thus resulting in a likely spike of his overall numbers.
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