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.