Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell caused some turmoil within the team last season by recording and leaking a video in which teammate Nick Young confessed to cheating on his fiancée, Iggy Azalea. Since then, Russell has had found it tough to fit in with his teammates who wanted nothing to with him after the incident.
It seems like newly hired Lakers coach Luke Walton has made it his responsibility to show Russell how to become a better teammate this season.
On Tuesday night, Walton could be seen directing the young point guard to high-five teammates before a timeout during the team’s game against the Nets.
It’s little things like these that build team chemistry and one of the reasons why the Lakers are rolling this season.