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...