The Lakers have been named in trade talks all week, and tonight they are reportedly making one involving an All-Star...but not Paul George.
According to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are shipping D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn.
In return, Magic Johnson and Luke Walton are receiving Nets star Brook Lopez, and the No. 27 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft.
Perhaps more importantly for L.A., it loses Mozgov's $16 million per year over the next three seasons.
Woj dropped one of his notorious bombs on Twitter moments ago.
By trading Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, it all but guarantees that the Lakers are going to select Lonzo Ball at No. 2 overall this week.
Russell averaged 15.6 points and 4.8 assists a game in his second year in the league. Mozgov averaged 7.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in 20.4 minutes per game this season, his only one in Los Angeles.
Lopez, a 2013 All-Star, averaged 20.5 points per game for the Nets, his fourth season over 20-points per game. He also added a three-pointer to his arsenal, hitting 34.7-percent of his deep shots this season.
The Lakers now have the No. 2 and No. 27 picks in the first round. The Nets still hold the No. 22 pick, which they received from the Washington Wizards.