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Fantasy Update

Jun 21, 2017
Fox Sports Fantasy Football
The Los Angeles Lakers couldn't let the Boston Celtics make a trade without trying to one-up their rivals, right?
Jun 20, 2017
CBS Sports Fantasy Basketball
The Lakers will also receive the No. 27 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft
NBA 2 hours ago

Brooklyn Nets acquire D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov from Los Angeles Lakers

BROOKLYN (June 22, 2017) – The Brooklyn Nets have acquired D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Brook Lopez and the rights to Kyle Kuzma, the 27th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Silver Screen and Roll 15 hours ago
Lakers Draft Rumors: Lakers will either select Lonzo Ball or use no. 2 pick in Paul George trade

Lakers Draft Rumors: Lakers will either select Lonzo Ball or use no. 2 pick in Paul George trade

Draft day is finally here. After a nice, quiet day Wednesday, NBA Draft day is kicking off with a doozie of a rumor. ESPN’s Chad Ford released his latest mock draft and, as per usual, had plenty of nuggets to offer up. Ford is of the opinion the Lakers have a good idea on what they’re going to do with their second overall pick; it’s just a matter of how they use it. “The Lakers started sending signals over the weekend that Ball was going to be their guy if they kept this pick. The trade of D'Angelo Russell to the Nets is yet another piece of evidence that Ball is coming,” Ford...
Plain Dealer Jun 21, 2017
Will the Los Angeles Lakers regret trading D'Angelo Russell?

Will the Los Angeles Lakers regret trading D'Angelo Russell?

Trading D'Angelo Russell opens a spot for Lonzo Ball, gets rid of Timofey Mosgov's contract and provides more cap space for future free agents.
Los Angeles Daily News Jun 21, 2017

Lakers' Draft Preview: Will Los Angeles draft Lonzo Ball at No. 2?

Lakers' beat writer Mark Medina of the Southern California News Group discusses what the Lakers see in former UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, in preparation for the NBA Draft. Medina also talks about why D'Angelo Russell was traded, and if Lonzo's father LaVar will be a thorn in the Lakers' side. Video by Jonathan Khamis for SCNG.
Welcome to Loud City Jun 21, 2017
NBA Loud Links: Surprise trades, Oklahoma City Thunder news and Westbrook’s future

NBA Loud Links: Surprise trades, Oklahoma City Thunder news and Westbrook’s future

Examining Tuesday’s trades while looking at OKC’s latest news As Draft night approaches, abrupt trades involving recognizable names recently stirred the NBA universe. The most notable transaction saw the Los Angeles Lakers clear roster-space for purported #2 overall pick Lonzo Ball while availing its payroll for future off-season upgrades by sending D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Nets for Brook Lopez and the #27 pick in Thursday’s draft. Many Lakers supporters decried this move, as Russell, 21, ranks among the NBA’s top young guards. Though, with Paul George explicitly...
numberFire Jun 21, 2017
The Los Angeles Lakers Just Ripped Off the Brooklyn Nets

The Los Angeles Lakers Just Ripped Off the Brooklyn Nets

According to our metrics, D'Angelo Russell is one of the worst players in the NBA, and the Lakers managed to get rid of him.

D'Angelo Russell gets a fresh start and can leave the drama behind in Los Angeles

D'Angelo Russell has had drama follow his entire NBA career. That's all gone now
Los Angeles Daily News Jun 20, 2017
Oram: Lakers trading D'Angelo Russell is fitting end to a flawed tenure

Oram: Lakers trading D'Angelo Russell is fitting end to a flawed tenure

Two years ago when the Lakers held the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, forgoing the predictable and safe pick of Duke forward Jahlil Okafor felt bold and daring in a way the Lakers, to that point, had not been. Their executives instead zeroed in on D'Angelo Russell.The way he commanded other players on the floor and his ability to whip hard passes through narrow corridors led then-coach Byron Scott to declare, "The last guy I saw do that .
Here's why the Lakers gave away D'Angelo Russell to the Nets for almost nothing

Here's why the Lakers gave away D'Angelo Russell to the Nets for almost nothing

The Los Angeles Lakers couldn't let the Boston Celtics make a trade without trying to one-up their rivals, right?
Bright Side Of The Sun Jun 20, 2017
Rumored Lakers trade could mean Lonzo Ball is headed to Los Angeles

Rumored Lakers trade could mean Lonzo Ball is headed to Los Angeles

The Lakers are doing stuff. Are the Suns going to do stuff? Pay attention, Phoenix Suns fans. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical shared some big offseason NBA news on Tuesday afternoon sure to impact this week’s NBA Draft. Lakers are trading Tim Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell to Nets for Brook Lopez and 27th pick Thursday, sources say.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017 That’s right. Our Pacific Division cellar-mates kicked off the draft week madness by giving up on 2015 #2 overall pick D’Angelo Russell after 143 games in a Lakers uniform. Woj reports that this is...
Sports Illustrated Jun 20, 2017

Trade Grades: Lakers Ship D'Angelo Russell To Nets In Salary Dump

Brook Lopez is finally leaving Brooklyn. D'Angelo Russell and Lonzo Ball won't be sharing a backcourt. We grade the Lakers-Nets trade.
Sun Herald Jun 20, 2017

AP sources: Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez

Three people with knowledge of the deal say the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade point guard D'Angelo Russell and high-priced center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for …
Los Angeles Daily News Jun 20, 2017
Report: Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez, 27th pick

Report: Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez, 27th pick

The Lakers traded third-year guard D'Angelo Russell and veteran center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for center Brook Lopez and the 27th pick for Thursday's NBA draft, according to the Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.The Lakers secured significant salary cap relief by trading Mozgov, who had three years remaining on his $48 million contract.
The Republican Jun 20, 2017
The D'Angelo Russell trade by Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers trade has Boston Celtics implications all over it

The D'Angelo Russell trade by Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers trade has Boston Celtics implications all over it

The Boston Celtics own enough draft equity that every trade around the NBA seems to have direct implications on their future picks. Tuesday's reported deal between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers has twice the implications.
CSN Philly Jun 20, 2017

NBA Notes: Brook Lopez, D'Angelo Russell, Dwight Howard all traded

Updated: 10:17 p.m.LOS ANGELES  Three people with knowledge of the deal say the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade point guard D'Angelo Russell and

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