D’Angelo Russell, Luke Walton Forming Bond Already


At the gym every day with his players, (Luke) Walton’s been steadily building his communication skills with D’Angelo Russell and his teammates throughout the summer.

“We communicate on and off the court as much as possible,” Russell said. “I feel like I can call him all the time. He’s not like a head coach that will sit back and watch as other coaches and colleagues train other players. He’s always involved. He’ll get out there and play with you if he wants. It’s just great having a young coach like him in the building.”

Source: Mike Trudell of NBA.com/Lakers