The Los Angeles Lakers (hereinafter referred to as Lakers) have made it official with the triangle trade between the Utah Jazz (hereinafter referred to as Utah) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (hereinafter referred to as Minnesota).
On the morning of the 10th (Korean time), the Lakers announced the signing of D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jared Vanderbilt through the club’s official social network service (SNS).
General Manager Rob Pelinka said, “We are delighted to add D’Angelo, Malik and Jared to our organization and are confident that their talents will enable us to finish the season well. Added a defender and can shoot 3-pointers. We welcome D’Angelo and look forward to seeing him play in yellow and purple.” 메이저놀이터
“We want to thank Russell Westbrook, Juan Toscano Anderson, Damian Jones and their families,” he said. “We wish them all the best for the future ahead.” He also left a final goodbye.
Previously, Russell was selected by the Lakers as the second pick in the 2015 draft and was selected to the All-Rookie Second Team. He also made an All-Star appearance with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019.
This season, Russell played in 54 games for Minnesota, averaging 32.9 minutes, averaging 17.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists on 39.1 percent (7 attempts) from 3 points. So the Lakers can expect Russell’s two-man game ability and 3-point shooting.
Beasley averaged 26.8 minutes in 55 games in Utah’s uniform, averaging 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists on 35.9 percent shooting from 8.6 attempts.
This season, Beasley made 169 3-pointers, which ranked seventh in the NBA. In addition, he showed stable outside shooting ability with a career-high 3-point success rate (5.7 attempts).
Vanderbilt played 52 games for Utah and averaged 8.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1 steal and 55.6% (6 attempts) in 24.1 minutes. In nine playoff games, Vanderbilt averaged 14.9 minutes per game, averaging 3.7 points and 4.9 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Lakers made additional roster reinforcements on the trade deadline day.
They first sent Thomas Bryant, who requested a trade, to the Denver Nuggets, and then succeeded in bringing Patrick Beverly to Orlando Magic’s Mo Bamba.