Watch: D’Angelo Russell gets booed and stays out of Lakers’ huddle

D’Angelo Russell has had quite a few poor performances in the playoffs before. Those poor performances have become part of his reputation as a player who does well in the regular season but not in the postseason.

But Game 3 versus the Denver Nuggets on Thursday was perhaps his worst playoff game ever.

He missed all seven of his shot attempts, six of which came from 3-point range, and he went scoreless. He was a major reason why the Los Angeles Lakers blew yet another double-digit lead and lost 112-105 to the Nuggets, putting them on the brink of getting swept.

At one point in Game 3, the fans at Arena booed Russell after he missed a wide-open trey. Even worse, he was seen not participating in a team huddle while on the bench.

Russell had to deal with incessant trade rumors at midseason while he was going through a bad shooting slump. He can opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer, and one has to wonder if he could become a castaway due to his poor play in this series, as well as his poor play in last year’s Western Conference Finals when L.A. got swept by Denver.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire