Nets’ Dennis Schroder has strong words for Laker’s D’Angelo Russell

Brooklyn Nets guard Dennis Schroder has been a welcomed addition to the Nets ever since he came over at the February NBA trade deadline in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie. While the Former Los Angeles Lakers guard has not worn the purple and gold since last season, it looks like he still has some unfinished business from his time there.

Recently, Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell made some pointed comments towards head coach Darvin Harm and Schroder, implying that their relationship had an adverse effect on Russell last season. Russell, as written by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, said “His (Schroder) relationship with Darvin is the reason I couldn’t have a relationship with Darvin” among other things.

Essentially, Russell blames the relationship between Schroder and Ham as the reason that he was demoted in last season’s Western Conference Finals series against the eventual NBA champion Denver Nuggets. With how much Russell had to say about the matter involving his own head coach and former teammate, it was a matter of time before the situation vent viral.

Per Brian Lewis of the New York Post, Schroder had some choice words for Russell at practice on Friday in preparation for the Indiana Pacers. According to Lewis, Schroder said that Russell’s comments were a display of “immaturity” and that he “doesn’t understand” why Russell is still talking about that season.

To make this matter more interesting, the Lakers come to Barclays Center on Mar. 31 as the last meeting of the season between the two teams. This type of talking could make that next matchup chippy between Schroder and Russell if there is still bad blood by then.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire