But it wasn’t just the season.
It was everything preceding it.
“Last off-season was Looney Tunes,” Russell said Tuesday. “Wasn’t real. I didn’t get nothing out of it.”
“Everything I went through was new, and there was no guidance from the people that were supposed to give me the guidance,” Russell said.
Yet Russell didn’t know what he didn’t know. He said the Lakers would definitely make the playoffs – and they fell just 24 games short.
Russell grew throughout the season, and he’s obviously excited to play for Luke Walton. Just think what Russell can do after his first productive NBA offseason.