D'Angelo Russell agreed to a two-year, $37 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, co-heads of CAA Basketball Austin Brown and Aaron Mintz along with Antonio Russell told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday.
The deal includes a player option for the second year.
Originally drafted by the Lakers with the No. 2 pick in 2015, Russell returned to L.A. in February as part of a three-team deal between the Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz, coming from the Wolves to replace the outgoing Russell Westbrook.
Russell, 27, averaged 17.4 points on 48.4% from the field and 41.4% from 3 with 6.1 assists in 17 regular season games after the trade. The Lakers went 12-5 in those games with a plus-7.3 points per game differential, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
His numbers dipped to 13.3 points on 42.6% shooting overall (31% from 3) and 4.6 assists in the postseason and he struggled mightily against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals, averaging 6.8 points on 32.2% shooting in the series and losing his starting spot in Game 4.
Still, prior to the drop-off against Denver, L.A. won 18 out of 24 games down the stretch in the regular season, through the play-in tournament and the first two rounds of the playoffs with Russell providing shooting and playmaking alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis.