According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers are targeting a restricted free agent D’Angelo Russell in this offseason:
“It is a legitimate scenario, Zach. The Lakers now, at this point, are rooting for Kyrie Irving to go to Brooklyn because then Brooklyn renounces D’Angelo Russell, who’s a restricted free agent. He becomes unrestricted and then the Lakers could sign Russell as their third star in L.A. and they get back a much more mature, polished player who’s been an All-Star, who’s put a team into the postseason.”
Last season, the 23-year-old averaged 21.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game.