The Los Angeles Lakers have a really good roster at the moment and an All-Star point guard has great plans for his future with the team. Lakers head coach Darvin Ham works with D’Angelo Russell at the moment and the point guard would love to stay with the team.
Russell enters free agency this offseason. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the point guard wants to sign another deal with the franchise.
“D’Angelo Russell very much wanted a second chance in LA with the Lakers and you’ve seen the impact he made coming back against Toronto the other night, playing great in a win, and again tonight,” Wojnarowski said on March 12. “He wants to be the point guard of the future for this organization. He’ll be a free agent this summer.”
The All-Star point guard plays great basketball with the Lakers
The Lakers got Russell from the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is an excellent addition to the Lakers and his numbers are pretty impressive. Russell averages 19.2 points and 6.2 assists while going 53.2% from the field and 47.2% from beyond the arc.
Rob Pelinka and the front office want to keep Russell on the roster, too. They will probably do their best to keep the talented player and use his talent in the upcoming season.
“Both the Lakers and D’Angelo Russell have already expressed to each other an interest in starting conversations on a contract extension,” Wojnarowski said on NBA Countdown. “Russell could be a free agent this summer, but the Lakers traded for him — giving up as part of that package a first-round pick, two second-round picks — not to be a rental, but to be a solution at that point guard position. So expect D’Angelo Russell and the Lakers to really start engaging on those extension talks here in the next weeks and months into the offseason.”
Russell couldn’t hide his frustration following the bad loss to the New York Knicks. The team put an end to the three-win streak, but hey, players are motivated to win the next one.