Here’s Lakers legend and president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, explaining the trade that sent D’Angelo Russell to the Nets and cleared the way for second overall pick Lonzo Ball to supplant him as the team’s point guard of the future:
The second big trade domino has fallen ahead of Thursday’s NBA draft. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers will send point guard D’Angelo Russell and NBA Finals hero Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn in exchange for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in the draft.
After Rudy Gobert missed two free throws in the final seconds of last night’s game between the Lakers and Jazz, D’Angelo Russell found himself with the ball in his hands, 13 seconds on the clock, and the chance to be a hero.
D’Angelo Russell’s buzzer-beating three-pointer handed the Lakers a Summer League win over the Sixers tonight, but the former Buckeye is staying humble.
Last week, celebrity gossip website Fameolous posted a video that it said showed Los Angeles Laker Nick Young admitting to cheating on his fiancée, pop star Iggy Azalea. It further claimed that the video was recorded by Young’s teammate, D’Angelo Russell.
Sports are cool but I was not trained in the art of figuring out if one enormous man hit another enormous man in the right or wrong way. I do, however, have years of experience dissecting the wack-ass behavior of celebrities.
D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young spoke to the media before tonight’s game against the Heat, and addressed a number of issues surrounding the video Russell shot of Young talking about hooking up with a girl at a club, that later leaked to a celebrity gossip website.
Lakers players are angry at teammate D’Angelo Russell, have no trust in him, and are refusing to sit with him at meals, according to a report from Baxter Holmes and Marc Stein:
Midway through the third quarter of the Warriors’ game against the Clippers, Stephen Curry threw this astonishing off-handed bullet pass through a thicket of bodies right on the money to Draymond Green, who yammed it home. Make sure to stick around for that alternate angle.
There’s still a decent chunk of games left in the NBA season, but I feel pretty comfortable naming Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell’s swaggering reaction to his clutch three the winner of the 2015-16 Feeling Yourself Award. (Sorry, Evan Turner. Better luck next year.)
After Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell played well in Team USA’s win over the World squad in yesterday’s Rising Stars victory, a reporter asked them a question that translated to, “How freeing did it feel to play for someone else besides Byron Scott for a night?” After answering himself, it sure sounds a lot like…
I really didn’t need to see three replays of this.
Halfway through the season, Lakers coach Byron Scott is still giving asinine quotes to the media and ham-fistedly messing with the development of his number two draft pick, D’Angelo Russell.
D’Angelo Russell’s rookie season isn’t going so well. He’s only shooting 41%, and his coach seems determined to stunt Russell’s career however he can. So what does he think about the criticism he’s drawn?
On Tuesday Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak admitted what everybody already knew: the Lakers are prioritizing the Kobe Bryant Farewell Tour, at the expense of the numerous exciting young players on the roster.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott is tasked with managing the obligations of the Kobe Bryant Retirement Tour alongside the imperative of developing the young talent on the roster. We can acknowledge that this is a difficult balancing act, while at the same time recognizing that he has completely failed at it.
As a basketball fan, one of life’s simplest pleasures is waking up each day and knowing there is a good chance that Lakers head coach Byron Scott is going to do or say something that is hilariously dumb. Last night, he did not disappoint.
With the second pick in the 2015 draft, the Los Angeles Lakers considered selecting Kristaps Porzingis, but ultimately passed because, in the words of head coach Byron Scott, “[We] just thought it was going to take him some time [to develop].”
Who can bring back the no-look pass from its cliched grave? Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell, that's who.