Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell (1) (AP Photo)

The Los Angeles Lakers re-signed guard D’Angelo Russell, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka.

After joining Los Angeles via trade from Minnesota on Feb. 9, Russell (6’4, 200) appeared in 17 games (all starts), posting averages of 17.4 points (.484 FG%, .414 3P%), 2.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 30.9 minutes per game. Overall, the Louisville, Ky., native saw action in 71 games (all starts) for the Lakers and Timberwolves last season, averaging 17.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 32.5 minutes while shooting a career-high 39.6 percent from 3-point range. During the 2023 NBA Playoffs, Russell played 16 games (15 starts) with Los Angeles and averaged 13.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 29.6 minutes.

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Across eight NBA seasons with the Lakers (2022-23, 2015-17), Timberwolves (2019-23), Warriors (2019-20) and Nets (2017-19), Russell has appeared in 495 career games (431 starts), averaging 17.7 points (.362 3P%), 3.5 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 29.9 minutes per game. The 27-year-old has suited up in 27 career playoff games (26 starts) for the Lakers (2022-23), Timberwolves (2021-22) and Nets (2018-19), where he averaged 14.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.3 minutes per game.

The 2019 NBA All-Star was drafted by the Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft following his lone campaign at Ohio State University (2014-15).