D’Angelo Russell Trade Rumors: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Lakers PG

January 28th, 2016 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

D'Angelo Russell was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and expected to play a key role in their future, which may happen in a much different way than originally anticipated.

Brian Geltzeiler of Hoops Critic reported Thursday that Russell's name has come up in trade talks.

Continue for updates.

Russell Tweets Following Rumors Thursday, Jan. 28 While Russell didn't address the trade rumors specifically, he tweeted after Geltzeiler's report:

Russell Struggling Through Rookie Season Russell has taken some time to find his groove this season, averaging 12.0 points and shooting 41.4 percent overall, but he's heated up lately with 12.5 points per game and a field-goal percentage of 44.1 in January. 

There have been some moments with Lakers head coach Byron Scott seemingly trying to teach Russell lessons in a public fashion.

According to ESPN.com's Baxter Holmes, following Los Angeles' 92-90 loss against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, Scott said he benched the former No. 2 pick late in the fourth quarter for playing cocky: 

I don't think he's ...

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