Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez

Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez

Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez

That means the Lakers will select UCLA's Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick, while Boston will likely decide between Kansas' Josh Jackson and Duke's Jayson Tatum.

So why celebrate Los Angeles' acquisition of the Disney-loving big man? But the Lakers have an issue in the form of contract given to veterans Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov last summer, with the duo receiving deals worth a combined $136 million.

That they had to give up the best player in the transaction isn't great, but they'll deal with those circumstances down the line.

Once that deal expires next summer, the Lakers should be positioned to make lucrative offers to members of the next free-agent class, like Paul George, who grew up in the Los Angeles area and is believed to have interest in joining the team.

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On one hand, Russell averaged 15.6 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, numbers that only Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson matched as a Laker in his sophomore season. In his first full season shooting threes, he knocked down 35 percent of them on five attempts per game and he's an underrated passer.

George has one season left on his contract with the Indiana Pacers, who have been entertaining trade proposals for him in recent days.

Plus, Los Angeles acquired another first round pick in this deal.

Randle, 22, or fourth-year guard Jordan Clarkson, 25, as well as the No. 27 and No. 28 picks, according to sources. I would decline on that because George already made it clear that he wants to play with Los Angeles, but in the event of Los Angeles adding James and George - they'll need young, cheap talent to work with them. During that time, he lost most of two seasons to injuries and was the subject of frequent trade rumors. He averaged a team-high 20.5 points last season for Brooklyn and owns career averages of 18.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in nine seasons with the Nets.

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