The Lakers are going to take a guard with their 2nd pick and that player might not mesh well with D’Angelo Russell.
Teams are seeing an opportunity to get Russell on the low.
With the Los Angeles Lakers coming away with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft following Tuesday night’s lottery, multiple NBA teams are evaluating trade packages for D’Angelo Russell, league sources told SI.com.
Securing the No. 2 overall pick clears the way for the Lakers to likely select UCLA point guard and Chino Hills, Calif. native Lonzo Ball, which could render Russell’s skillset somewhat redundant.
There could be some moving and shaking before the NBA Draft, so stay tuned.