SIGNED: LA Lakers Secure Another Point Guard With Free Agent Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers had a number of point guard possibilities entering free agency, including a couple of their own. After signing Gabe Vincent and watching  Dennis Schroder head to the Toronto Raptors, the question was what next for  D'Angelo Russell? Today, a deal got done. 

It's a two-year, $37M contract to keep D-Lo in Purple & Gold, which seems like a pretty sweet team-friendly deal. Russell will have a player option in the second year. 

The problem for Russell was that the teams who were in the market for a PG had pretty much all secured their man already — Fred VanVleet in Houston, Schroder in Toronto, and of course Vincent joining the Lakers. 

At an $18.5M AAV, Russell's contract could even be movable if the Lakers so desire later in the year, assuming that Vincent is working out as expected. 

Russell returned for his second go-round in LA after a midseasaon trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. He averaged 17.4 points and 6.1 assists with the Lakers in 17 games, while shooting 41.4% from distance. 

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