Byron Scott

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell is upbeat about working with new Coach Luke Walton

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell is upbeat about working with new Coach Luke Walton

His teammates’ and coaches’ sneakers squeaked on the court in front of Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell as he reflected on how much fun he’s having this off-season.

“Last off-season was Looney Tunes,” Russell said Tuesday. “Wasn’t real. I didn’t get nothing out of it.”

This off-season has been different for the second overall pick of the 2015 draft. 

“Fun,” Russell said. “Real fun. The team, I feel like, is growing.”

The 2016-17 season feels like a second rookie year for Russell. It’s one in which he expects to be able to better harness his potential. The Lakers will...

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