D’Angelo Russell Says He’s The Best Player in the Draft, Compares Himself to Steph Curry
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Do you think the 76ers are interested in drafting D’Angelo Russell? Considering they posted a video of Russell telling reporters “I’m the best in the draft” when asked why should a NBA team draft him, I would say the answer is YES!
The Big Ten Freshman of the year from Ohio State who is unanimously considered the best shooting guard in the draft also compared himself to MVP Steph Curry.
“I don’t want to sound like I’m overdoing it since he’s the MVP of the league,” Russell said, “but when I watch his game, I see myself. The plays he makes, the shots he takes, and passes he makes, I see it before it even happens. I feel like that’s what separates me from a lot.”
The funniest thing about Russell’s statement at the NBA Draft Combine is what his answer would have been a year ago.
“I honestly thought I would be a four-year player,” Russell said. “I didn’t think my body would pan out right. . . . I didn’t think that I had the knowledge.
“But after playing my first year and really just changing my body and gaining the proper knowledge, I knew I had the potential to be here. I just ran with it.”
And the 76ers are happy you did and will be running to you with their 3rd pick.
Source: Philly .com