D’Angelo Russell Makes Honest Admission About His Future With Lakers

D’Angelo Russell joined the Los Angeles Lakers at the deadline in February and it was a really good decision for both sides. Russell helped the Lakers win a lot of games and fans have zero doubts about his future with the franchise.

Sam Amick from The Athletic asked Russell about his plans and the Lakers veteran offered an interesting answer. Russell will enter the open market this summer and the Lakers will probably do an effort to keep him on their roster.

“I would love to stay here, but I would have loved to be in Minnesota too,” Russell told Amick. “So wherever my feet are, that’s where I’m gonna be.”

“They’ve got a decision to make, don’t they? So we’ll see,” he added when asked about his “good role” in LA.

Russell may have secured his future with the Lakers

Eric Pincus from Bleacher Report discussed Russell’s situation in LA. According to him, the veteran will re-sign with the Lakers.

“Russell has been a welcome fit alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis as the viable floor spacer Russell Westbrook couldn’t be for the team. L.A. may not offer as much as he’s currently earning ($31.4 million in the final year of his deal), but Russell could earn a similar deal to Jalen Brunson’s $26 million-per-year contract,” Pincus wrote on May 3. “The Lakers will have to mind the rest of their roster to avoid significant tax penalties with the new rules, but that shouldn’t get in the way of bringing back the 27-year-old guard.

“Russell could look for more elsewhere but may find the market is sparse. Most of the teams that could use him can’t afford him. The teams with money that may need a point guard include the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz. Houston may prefer Kevin Porter Jr. over Russell, assuming James Harden doesn’t join the franchise. The Magic, who have several young guards like Markelle Fultz, Jalen Suggs and Cole Anthony, may not target Russell. A return to Los Angeles seems inevitable.”

Russell felt like he was held back in Minnesota. The Lakers gave him a big role and he appreciated the chance he got with the Lakers. Let’s see if he stays with the team for a few more seasons.