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Golden State Warriors: D’Angelo Russell must increase his “level” of play

It’s not easy. Contributing to a championship-contending team isn’t easy. The lights that follow playing for the Golden State Warriors and the spotlight that’s cast upon a young, up-and-coming prospect can not be easy.

However, it’s something that D’Angelo Russell must do elevate his “level” of play. After agreeing to a sign-and-trade, sending the 23-year-old to Golden State, Russell will be looking to find his role on the Warriors historic roster.

A team still filled with all-star talent in Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, Russell, who averaged 21.1 points per game last season and earned his first All-Star appearance, is filling big shows, replacing four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant.