Russdiculous: A Look At Russ Smith's Ecouraging Passing

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Mar 19, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals guard Russ Smith addresses the media prior to practice before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Russ Smith entered the NBA with a very interesting reputation. Smith was known as defensive menace and an offensive player that had a tendency to take some silly “Russdiculous” shots while still possessing the ability to efficiently lead an offense as a primary scorer. In his first action as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans last night in the Samsung Las Vegas Summer League Smith showed another part of his game though–some very good passing ability. For this post I took a look at six passes that Smith made in the game against the D-League Select squad to show the encouraging decision-making and vision that Smith showed in his first professional appearance.

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