No one is going to confuse Washington Wizards forward Jabari Parker for a lockdown defender. That isn’t to say it’s fair for him to guard Brooklyn Nets All-Star D’Angelo Russell on a switch.
Unfortunately for the recently-acquired Parker, that’s exactly what we saw Wednesday night. Here, Russell puts Parker on skates before nailing a step back from the top of the key.
— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) February 28, 2019
That’s just not right. It’s dirty. D’Angelo should be charged with a crime. He pretty much ended Parker there.
Russell, 23 has morphed into a heck of a player since being acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the 2017-18 season. He’s averaging 20.5 points and 6.7 assists thus far this season.