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Lakers news: D'Angelo Russell has begun offseason workouts

One more member of Los Angeles' future is back in the gym.

D'Angelo Russell's Instagram

As anyone following this blog has heard, the 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers were the worst team in the history of the franchise, piling up 65 losses on their way to the second worst record in the NBA. It was the third consecutive season the Lakers set a new low in this category.

To their credit, most of the team's young players seem motivated to make sure history doesn't repeat itself for the fourth year in a row. Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, Jr. spoke about their initial offseason workouts on social media, and Anthony Brown followed suit with a picture of himself getting back in the gym.

D'Angelo Russell is the latest young Laker to take to the Internet to show off evidence that he's working on his game over his summer vacation. Los Angeles' most recent lottery pick shared a photo of himself taking part in an offseason workouts on Instagram on Tuesday as he prepares for his sophomore season in the league:

Russell showed promise last year but still has a lot of room to improve before he fully lives up to his draft slot, and starting his  offseason workouts early is as good of a demonstration as any that he's fully committed to reaching his full potential.

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