The Los Angeles Lakers made a bold play to trade for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis.
In exchange for landing the six-time All-Star, the Lakers gave up Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks.
After shipping two point guards to the Pelicans, the Lakers have a need at the position.
On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowksi revealed the team is on the hunt for a star point guard.
“I think one focus for the Lakers will be the point-guard position and you look at the cap space they’ll likely have available. They can’t get involved with Kemba Walker, but they can get involved with D’Angelo Russel – with Brooklyn who right now would be a restricted free agent. But if the Nets signed Kyrie Irving, they renounced D’Angelo Russell, he becomes an unrestricted free agent. That’s going to be a focus for the Lakers. I’m told that Russell will have an open mind to returning to LA.”
— 🏀 Vino 🙇♂️ (@VinoUncorked) June 25, 2019
According to a report from NBC LA reporter Fred Roggin, the Lakers set a meeting with Russell.
According to sources..#Lakers set meeting with D’Angelo Russell. Club working towards setting meetings with defensive specialist and a lights out shooter also has interest. To be continued….
— Fred Roggin (@FredNBCLA) June 25, 2019
Two years ago, Los Angeles traded Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Nets for Brook Lopez and the rights to Kyle Kuzma.
Now it looks like Russell could be on his way back.