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At Half-Time vs. Pelicans, D'Angelo Russell Shows Why He Wasn't Traded

By James Brown

At Half-Time vs. Pelicans, D'Angelo Russell Shows Why He Wasn't Traded

The Lakers are leading the game by 13 points and a lot has to do thanks to D'Angelo Russell

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The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and the LA Lakers stood pat in what became a controversial decision between the purple and gold fans that were expecting the front office to make a significant move to make the team a serious contender.

Rob Pelinka and coach Darvin Ham continue to bet on continuity, and after multiple weeks of rumors and reports that had D'Angelo Russell with a step outside LA, the point guard will be staying for at least the rest of the season.

D'Lo has shown that after becoming this season's scapegoat, he is the player who can make a difference for the team as he decided to give not only one but several great performances and played the hell out of the trade talks with his consistent game.

Tonight vs. the Pelicans, D'Angelo Russell has shown that his absence affected the team this Thursday night game against the NBA reigning champions the Denver Nuggets as the team lost the key contest in Kobe Bryant's day because of the statue ceremony.

D'Angelo Russell is the best Laker on the floor tonight

D'Angelo Russell scored 21 points in the first half to become the best purple and gold player on the court tonight at the moment. is 6/10 FG, 4/7 3PT, 5/5 FT with 2 rebounds, five assists, and one steal.


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