D-Lo's fantasy stock taking hit after trade to LA

Corey Robinson explains that while D'Angelo Russell's production with the new-look Lakers has been productive for the team, his fantasy stock has taken a hit.

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- The Lakers were in need of an upgrade at the point guard position. Hence, the decision to acquire D'Angelo Russell as part of a three team trade with the Timberwolves and Jazz at the trade deadline. He's been solid, thus far, averaging 17.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 0.3 steals, and 2.0 three pointers in 30.2 minutes per game and three appearances for the team.

The fantasy value has been low, a byproduct of Russell's limited defensive production, but he does take far better care of the basketball than former Laker Russell Westbrook did. While Westbrook averaged 3.5 turnovers per game and 52 appearances for the Lakers this season, Russell accounted for 1.7 per game in his first three and is at 2.1 for the season. For a team with limited margin for error due to its slow start and limited rotation, having a point guard who takes care of the basketball is paramount.