In news that surely no one will overreact and project future free agency decisions based on, Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell are good friends.
As such, Towns says the two plan to work out together this summer, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. This is a good thing for the Lakers, as it means both will probably be involved in high-level pick-up games with other solid NBA players throughout the offseason.
But before anyone starts making this into anything more than that, or predicts this means the two will eventually team-up, we should slow down. The NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement makes it really difficult for players to leave their incumbent teams if those organizations want to pay up to keep them, forcing players to take huge pay cuts if they want to switch teams in free agency.
So while the chances of Russell and Towns working out together this summer seem good, it turning into anything more frequent than that is still pretty far-fetched.