The Brooklyn Nets are building their team around a youth movement and part of that movement includes guard D’Angel Russell.
The trade shocked a lot of people who were surprised to see the Lakers move on so fast from Russell.
During an appearance on WFAN with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts, Russell discussed the trade.
“It’s business, man” Russell said (h/t Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily).
“That’s how I got to look at it. A lot of things happen in this league and you don’t agree with it or however you may feel about it and at the end of the day realize it’s business.”
Russell is no stranger to being a part of a rebuild, which the Lakers have been, and he sees his opportunity with the Nets as exciting.
“I was excited” Russell admitted.
“I was excited to get a new opportunity to start over, but it definitely caught me off guard. You see guys get traded you never think it would have to be you until it does. New step for me.”
The Nets are hoping that Russell can blossom into a floor general and a franchise cornerstone for years to come.
Nets Release Statement Regarding Allegations Against Rodions Kurucs
The Brooklyn Nets have responded to the allegations made against forward Rodions Kurucs, who was arrested in Brooklyn, New York for allegedly choking his girlfriend.
“After learning of the allegations against Rodions Kurucs, we notified and are assisting the League Office as they begin the process of gathering more information” the team said in a statement, via the New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy.
“The Nets organization takes allegations of this nature with extreme seriousness. While the investigation is underway and as we continue to learn more, we will refrain from commenting further.”
Kurucs, 21, allegedly “pushed her on the bed, slapped her in the face twice, bit her lip and then picked her up and tossed her on the bed hard enough to hurt her ribs” during the incident that took place back on June 27th in Kurucs’ apartment.
Nets’ Caris LeVert Discusses Contract Extension
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert recently inked a three-year, $52 million extension that will keep him in Brooklyn for the future, and he is happy to be staying in the fold with a team clearly on the rise.
"It means a lot. When I got drafted, this was the vision. We try and maximize our potential…we've been working and can't wait to get started."@CarisLeVert is locked in and ready to go 🎥 pic.twitter.com/EOQG2CQeQK— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 26, 2019
LeVert is hoping to prove he can stay healthy after injuries limited him to only 40 games last season, and by sharing a backcourt with Kyrie Irving, he is expected to make a big jump in the 2019-2020 season.
Nets Sign Theo Pinson to Two-Year Deal
Pinson signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn last season and split his time between the Nets and their G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.
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