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D'Angelo Russell
D'Angelo Russell
Position: G
Born: 02/23/96
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:176 lbs. / 79.8 kg.
Salary: $5,562,360
But when Atkinson was asked if the move was to send a message to Russell — who had six turnovers in Wednesday’s loss at Detroit and five more against the Pelicans — he said it wasn’t. Atkinson said it was about monitoring the guard’s minutes. “No, it wasn’t about the turnover,” Atkinson said. “It was also about understanding where he is in his return back. He was at 29 minutes there, so definitely could’ve played more. I felt, ‘Let’s save him a little.’ We got him back in in the second overtime, when we were down, but definitely thought about that. I thought Joe did a great job when he was in there, so definitely not about the turnover.”
For taking on Mozgov’s contract, Marks got the considerable upside of Russell’s potential, and Pelinka saw it as a nice byproduct that the Lakers were setting Russell up in a good situation. “The overwhelming driving force behind any trade is 100 percent what’s best for the Lakers,” Pelinka said. “But we’re all human. There is a human element through every decision that’s made in life.