The Lakers Appear To Have Traded D’Angelo Russell To The Nets, Opening Space For Lonzo Ball

06.20.17 4 months ago 4 Comments

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets have made a deal two days before the 2017 NBA Draft. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Brooklyn is sending longtime center Brook Lopez to Los Angeles, along with the 27th pick in the draft. In return, the Nets will acquire talented guard D’Angelo Russell and big man Timofey Mozgov.

The move finally means that Lopez — whose name seems to come up in trade talks annually — is no longer a Net. As Wojnarowski pointed out, Brooklyn kind of had to do seeing as how Lopez is on an expiring contract.

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