Age: 21 Height: 6-6 Weight: 190 lbs School: UCLA
Jarrett Allen, Marvin Bagley III, Lonzo Ball (injured), John Collins, De'Aaron Fox, Jaren Jackson Jr., Kevin Knox, Kyle Kuzma, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum
D'Angelo Russell is an All-Star. Bypassed by the Los Angeles Lakers for a newer model after being the No. 2 selection in the 2015 draft, Russell has found his niche in a career year for the upstart Brooklyn Nets, who are competing for a playoff spot. Meanwhile, his replacement Lonzo Ball is coming off a trade deadline that saw him dangled alongside his teammates not named LeBron James in an effort to land Anthony Davis in L.A.
The Los Angeles Lakers have hit a recent rut of play, particularly on the defensive end. In the last three games, the Lakers have allowed 136, 128 and 143 points with two of those resulting in losses. After one of those recent losses, LeBron James spoke about the defense and how they could improve while
Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac (who got sent to the Clippers in another deal), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley – named in reports of Los Angeles' offers to the Pelicans.
The injury bug has followed the Los Angeles Lakers this season with almost as much consistency as Lawrence Frank appears wherever Kawhi Leonard might be. It's felt as if anytime someone comes back from injury, another guy tweaks something, forcing some other adjustment to have to be made. Most recently