Lakers News : D’Angelo Russell Pens Two-Year Deal with Lakers

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In the latest Lakers news, the team has reached an agreement with point guard D’Angelo Russell on a two-year, $37 million contract, as reported by Austin Brown and Aaron Mintz, co-heads of CAA Basketball, along with Antonio Russell.

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The contract also includes a player option for the second year.

Lakers News : Russell’s Journey Back to L.A.

Russell, who was first drafted by the Lakers as the No. 2 pick in 2015, made his much-awaited return to Los Angeles in February of this year.

This move was the result of a three-way deal between the Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Utah Jazz, with Russell taking the place of the outgoing Russell Westbrook.

 Russell’s Performance Post-Trade

Upon his return to L.A, the 27-year-old demonstrated his proficiency, averaging 17.4 points with a 48.4% field goal percentage and a 41.4% three-point percentage.

He also offered 6.1 assists in the 17 regular season games that followed the trade.

The Lakers demonstrated enhanced form during this period, going 12-5 with a positive points differential of 7.3 per game.