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Los Angeles D-Fenders

Lakers' week in review: Team pegs its future on D'Angelo Russell

The Lakers had a big week, selecting Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell with the No. 2 pick in Thursday's NBA draft. Leading up to the draft, there was much speculation on who the Lakers would take, with the team seemingly leaning toward Duke center Jahlil Okafor. The dilemma was choosing between going with size over a skilled perimeter player. The team even considered trading away the pick to the Sacramento Kings for forward/center DeMarcus Cousins, but a deal never materialized. An oddsmaker had Okafor as the Lakers' likely pick but the Lakers feinted and went for Russell with their highest pick in decades -- a surprise, even to Russell. General Manager Mitch...