Twitter reacts to the Lakers x Nets trade.
Ahead of tomorrow’s NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to trade former #2 overall pick, D’Angelo Russell, as well as center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in this year’s draft.
For the Lakers, this deal clears the remaining three years and $54 million left on Mozgov’s contract. And with Brook Lopez’s expiring contract, it gives LA $30 million in cap room for the 2018 offseason.
Of course, the longterm goal for the Lakers is to clear enough space to sign Paul George, who has openly expressed interest in playing for the Lakers, and give them an opportunity to go after LeBron who is expected to be a free agent next Summer.
Check out some of the reactions to last night's trade below.
this was the moment we knew D'Angelo Russell wasn't in the Lakers' long-term plans pic.twitter.com/AE0CVCKxXP— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) June 20, 2017
What D'Angelo Russell did to his phone when he found out. pic.twitter.com/0uldoVXKnC— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeagueTSL) June 20, 2017
Magic: Dribble the ball up the court and we won't trade you.— Legends (@LegendsofCH) June 21, 2017
D'Angelo Russell: pic.twitter.com/jMpPs1yy5l
Good trade for the Lakers. At the end of the day Russell was only trusted so much by the team and Mozgov is off the books.— Wavy Lillard (@DJWavyMoe) June 21, 2017
D'Angelo Russell to the Nets for Brook Lopez is a good trade for both sides. Nets need young guards who can shoot and Lakers need size. #NBA— Sideline Seat (@SidelineSeat) June 21, 2017
Nick Young outlasted D’Angelo Russell as a Laker. There’s an upset.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) June 20, 2017
Nick Young somewhere like pic.twitter.com/uzLDz84Bl9— Ryan Belk (@rbelk_94) June 20, 2017
Hey, so, here’s a thing… Brook Lopez is still really really really really really good.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) June 20, 2017
Let this sink in, D'Angelo Russell hit 135 threes last year and Brook Lopez hit 134........ Wow.— Lakers News Rumors (@LakersSource) June 21, 2017
Magic Johnson sending D'Angelo Russell to the Nets like... pic.twitter.com/81ucmaq4CY— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) June 20, 2017
Magic when he got hired: "I look forward to working with D'Angelo Russell!"— John (@Friar_Faithful) June 20, 2017
Magic now talking about Russell: pic.twitter.com/Er5M3NIoET