Los Angeles Lakers Rumors
The father of recent NBA draftee D’Angelo Russell is in trouble with the law, according to police. 40-year-old Antonio Russell was arrested July 31 after being pulled over during a traffic stop. Officers say the elder Russell was stopped in a white Maserati near the intersection of Dr. WJ Hodge and Chestnut Street for not wearing a seatbelt.
The Lakers face one of their easiest decisions of the summer on Saturday, the deadline to cut second-year guard Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson, selected 46th overall in the 2014 NBA draft, is under contract for the 2015-16 season, but for a non-guaranteed $845,059. According to the terms of his contract, Clarkson’s contract locks in for the year, provided the Lakers do not waive him on or by Aug. 1. Naturally, the Lakers will keep one of last season’s best rookies, as confirmed to The Times by a team spokesman.