Nov 01, 2016 06:48 AM EDT

D'Angelo Russel Trade Talks: Are The Lakers Letting Russel Go?

The Kobe Bryant era is done as Kobe retired last season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Now the team is rebuilding with its talented young players, and D'Angelo Rusell is definitely someone to lookout for. The young Lakers guard has been phenomenal in the Lakers' first few games, but there have been D'Angelo Russel trade talks circling the league lately.

The young Lakers team started their season with a 120-114 win in their opener against the Houston Rockets. In an ESPN stats report, Russel played 29 min., shooting 7-16 from the field and finished off with 20 points, 1 steal and 3 assists. The young guard is showing some signs of growth as what critics expected of him but bleacher report says that their have been D'Angelo Russel trade talks happening in the Lakers' front office.

With Russel looking promising this season, he is definitely someone the Lakers could shop to get the roster that they want. There have been a lot of teams eyeing Russel and that includes the Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings and the Philadelphia 76ers.

According to the Parent Herald, the Lakers can possibly make a deal by sending D'Angelo Russel, Julius Randle and Jose Calderon to the Wizards in exchange for John Wall. This trade would give the Lakers a veteran all-star point guard while the Wizards could get talented young players added to their roster.

There is also a report by Hoopshype that the Kings are eyeing on Russel, though player negotiations are not yet clear. The Sixers, which are now having a crowded frontcourt, are also trying to get the young guard to help boost their backcourt. The deal would involve trading Russel for big man Jahil Okafor.

The NBA 2016-2017 season is indeed full of rumors and D'Angelo Russel trade talks are definitely in the picture. Would the Lakers let go if him?

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