Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyler Ennis certainly seems to think that his teammate D'Angelo Russell is a gifted scorer. Russell, the second overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft, is averaging 15.7 Points Per Game so far on the season. However, his numbers have increased recently, as the 21-year-old has been averaging 18.8 points per contest in the last five games, according to ESPN.

Russell has had some big games so far this season, which saw him post a couple of 25 or more point performances. The most notable one came last month on March 19th in a 125-120 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The sophomore scored a career-high of 40 points in a game, while shooting 14-of-22 from the field and 5-of-7 from the free-throw line in 41 minutes of action.

''You can definitely see when he has it cooking,'' Ennis said of Russell. ''And then, you know, when that happens, you know...he can go out for 30, 40 points. I think if he's aggressive all the time...no one's able to stop him.''

'He can have a good points per game stat sheet'

Tyler Ennis has no doubt that D'Angelo Russell can have a good points per game average in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers are a young team without a superstar, and Russell could benefit from that, believes the Canadian. With an average of 15.7 points per game this campaign, Russell is the leading scorer of the team's current roster. Lou Williams, who was traded to the Houston Rockets at the NBA trade deadline, averaged 18.6 points per contest in a Laker uniform.

''You know, with the freedom he has, and the guys around him...I think he could definitely average, you know, 20 points in the league,'' Ennis added.

Russell's stats have improved

D'Angelo Russell finished his rookie season averaging 13.2 points per game. As mentioned above, he has averaged 15.7 points per contest this campaign.

However, he has had some scoring inconsistency problems this season, most recently against the Los Angeles Clippers last Saturday, where he scored just two points. Going forward, it is expected that he will improve and become more consistent overall.

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