On Tuesday afternoon the Los Angeles Lakers sent a pair of players, Timofey Mozgov and D’Angelo Russell, to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick for Thursday evening’s NBA Draft. The news was first reported by head NBA reporting honcho Adrian Wojnarowski:
So this is how the season ends for the Lakers—a team in disarray and playing for nothing. The 20-year-old rookie ostracized for airing out the business of the wannabe celebrity; the 37-year-old soon-to-be Hall of Famer playing out the string; the presumably lame-duck coach having lost control of basically everything and still spouting outdated theories. And this is all supposed to be attractive to free agents how?
The big sneaker news in the sports world today was the word that adidas has offered James Harden $200M for a 13-year deal, but Nike just announced that it’s made room for two rookies in the NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns, the no.1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, and D’Angelo Russell, the no.2 pick.