Photo: Los Angeles Lakers/Twitter

In his return to the Los Angeles Lakers, D’Angelo Russell is looking to make a splash after failed initial years of becoming the franchise’s point man.

But this year around, he is determined to lock it, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the star guard wants to run the show of L.A. in the long run.

“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,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said at halftime yesterday. “He wants to be the point guard of the future for this organization. He’ll be a free agent this summer.”

As Wojnarowski noted, Russell is set to hit the market this offseason. His future in the team can only be determined soon, with the Lakers seeking to be back on the postseason stage.

As such, Russell’s intent to be the Lakers’ floor general can’t be more enticing with murmurs of Kyrie Irving possibly joining LeBron James in the Lakeshow next summer.