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Lakers would trade Russell for Cousins tomorrow

The Lakers love D’Angelo Russell, but the Lakers love DeMarcus Cousins more. The Los Angeles Daily News is reporting L.A. would trade Russell tomorrow if it meant landing Boogie from Sacramento.

You shortcut it at your peril, even if the Lakers were willing to trade their No. 2 pick for Sacramento’s even-higher-maintenance-than-Dwight-Howard DeMarcus Cousins … and would send Russell up there tomorrow if that would do it, a league source told me. [Daily News]

While I’m a fan of the idea of DeMarcus in Laker purple and gold, I’m a bigger fan of DeMarcus and Willie Cauley-Stein playing together in Sacramento. Either situation is great, but let’s give the Boogie-Trill frontcourt a try for a year or two to see how it plays out.

Kings all day.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Lakers would trade Russell for Cousins tomorrow

  1. lonnieb
    3:32 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    Is this news. Anyone on the planet would trade an unknown guard for arguably the best center in nba

  2. Ben
    4:13 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    I’d trade your left nut for a crack at any number of women, but that doesn’t mean it’s actually going to happen.

  3. Buffalo Matt Jones
    4:44 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    lonnie b kentucky recruiting the hell out of deangalo hes far from an unknown, i wouldnt make the trade but russel is a beast. and the kings should fire george karl the kings are gonna be great with cousins and willie

    • lonnieb
      9:10 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

      He is completely unknown in regards to the nba. High school and college success do not always translate to NBA. Therefore he is an unknown. He may end up being an all star…..but cousins is young and probably the best center in the nba…top 3 for sure.

  4. bob
    6:37 pm June 28, 2015 Permalink

    No Joke. A guy who has done what only 7 other players in history have done (with his point average, rebound average and block average). Would be traded for a guy who has done NOTHING in the NBA. Wow, that is a shocker. Tell us something we don’t already know.

  5. CPWildcat
    9:15 am June 29, 2015 Permalink

    “Higher maintenance than Dwight Howard” MY ASS!!!! NO WAY! DeMarcus works hard son! Daily News needs to get its facts straight!