- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team options for the 2017-18 season on guard D’Angelo Russell and forwards Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr.

The Lakers announced the expected moves Wednesday before their season opener.

Russell and Nance were first-round picks in the 2015 draft, while Randle was a first-round pick in 2014.

Randle will make nearly $4.15 million next season. After missing 81 games in his rookie season with a broken leg, he averaged 11.3 points and 10.2 rebounds last year while playing 28.2 minutes per game, the fewest among all NBA players averaging a double-double.

Russell will make $5.56 million next season. The No. 2 pick made the NBA All-Rookie second team, averaging 13.2 points and 3.3 assists.

Nance started 22 games for the Lakers last season.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide