With the Nets season over, players normally return to their families or hometowns to take a break from the grind. But PG D'Angelo Russell found himself in a predicament trying to do so.
Russell was detained at LaGuardia Airport when a luggage search on his checked bag showed he was in possession of a "small amount of marijuana," per USA TODAY's A.J. Perez.
The 23-year-old was questioned by police after they had found an Arizona Iced Tea can that had a secret compartment holding the marijuana. He was released on Wednesday night following the incident, but received a summons to appear in court for marijuana possession. Russell still flew to his hometown Louisville, Kentucky that night.
The Nets didn't comment on the situation, per Newsday's Greg Logan, but there are in the midst of preparing a statement. Russell was one of the main reasons Brooklyn made their way to the playoffs as a sixth seed this season, as he produced 21.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game. It also earned him his first All-Star appearance.
Russell is also coming to the end of his rookie contract, and is in line for an extension from the Nets who view him as a leader. He will be a restricted free agent on July 1, where the Nets would have the right to match any offer another team throws his way.