What the D'Angelo Russell Trade Means For the Dallas Mavericks

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What the D'Angelo Russell Trade Means For the Dallas Mavericks

Furthermore, the Lakers also picked up an additional draft pick in the trade, adding to their No. 2 overall pick and their 27th overall pick (via the Houston Rockets).

He struggled over the first half of the season, but post-All Star break, he scored 18.5 points per game, shooting 42.5 percent from the floor and 35.6 percent from long range. Magic Johnson and the Lakers are making the first move in a busy week of trade rumors, let's see what follows.

Lopez, meanwhile, will earn $22.6 million in the final year of his contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

Yahoo Sports reported that there has been "a frenzy of interest" in Porzingis with Thursday's National Basketball Association draft looming. It's obviously quite a nice haul for Nets general manager Sean Marks, but who won this trade when all is said and done?

D'Angelo Russell, along with Tim Mozgov, will come back to the Nets in their trade with the Lakers.

The Lakers are looking to reclaim contender status and while Lopez - a young and talented point guard - and George would be welcome additions, they may be not enough to even get this team to the playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Lakers have had preliminary discussions the Indiana Pacers about acquiring forward Paul George. The Lakers already have a great cast of young players, including the 2016 second-overall pick Brandon Ingram. As the saying going, where there's smoke, there's fire and there's a whole lot of smoke going two ways right now for the Lakers.

They do earn a more than capable backcourt half to pair alongside Lin, but lose their top scorer in Lopez.

The Lakers and their demanding fans have had dreams of such grandeur annually for decades, but the franchise is emerging from the least successful stretch in team history. And as for the Nets, they'll be able to develop Russell at a steady pace. They've given roughly 4,398 draft picks to the Celtics, their roster is incredibly talent-deficient and their short-term future is utterly hopeless given that they don't have a lottery pick this year or next.

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