As D’Angelo Russell is up for a restricted free agency this offseason, there’s been mounting speculation on the potential to walk away from the Brooklyn Nets pending Kyrie Irving’s arrival on the squad.
A source close to the situation has confirmed to me that D’Angelo Russell has reciprocal interest in the Lakers “if the money is right,” I’m told he loves Los Angeles and has no ill will towards LAL now that Magic Johnson is gone.
— Arye Abraham (@arye_abraham) June 21, 2019
If Irving does join the Nets, the organization would waive Russell’s right and allow him the chance to join another franchise and according to sources close to the 23-year-old guard could be considering a return to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bleacher Report supports the new revelation, adding that the sources say Russell’s consideration is especially strong following Magic Johnson’s exit from the team’s leadership.
It was in 2017, that D’Angelo Russell was traded to the Nets, acquiring Lonzo Ball in his place. Now Ball is going to New Orleans as part of the deal that is bringing Anthony Davis to L.A. and the team is reportedly looking to bring Russell back themselves if Brooklyn is out of the picture.