How are Kobe’s teammates at that time now? （…
On April 14, 2016, after the Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Jazz in the NBA regular season, Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who scored 60 points in the game, officially announced his retirement. That year’s Lakers, in addition to Kobe, the starting lineup is dominated by young players, and their bench is sitting on both Lu Wei, Nick Young, who is in his sixth year, as well as the league’s fringe players such as Thackeray, Huertas and Blake. With Randle signing with the Pelicans for two years and $18 million in July 2018, all of Kobe’s teammates from his final year, as well as head coach Luke Walton, have left the team. Now six years later, Kobe has passed away due to a helicopter accident, so how are his teammates from that time doing now?
- D’Angelo Russell
Russell changed teams three times in four years after leaving the Lakers, and on June 21, 2017, Brooklyn sent Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in the first round of the 2017 draft to acquire Russell and Mozgov from the Lakers in a trade. In his second season with the Nets, Russell was named an All-Star for the first time in his career, but at the end of that season he was sent by the Nets to the Golden State Warriors, and after playing half a season with the Warriors, he was sent by the Warriors to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Wiggins, and Russell was able to become teammates with his good friend Towns. After coming to the Timberwolves, Russell played only a handful of games due to injuries.
- Marcelo Huertas
Huertas is a veteran rookie who played in La Liga before joining the NBA. The season he became teammates with Kobe with the Lakers was also his first season in the NBA, when he was 32 years old, and he was sent to the Rockets for the 16-17 season before being cut by the Rockets. on July 25, 2017, Huertas returned to Liga MX and signed a two-year, $1.4 million contract with the Basqueños. On June 3, 2020, Club Tenerife officially announced the signing of Marcelo Huertas until the end of the 2021-22 season.
- Nick Young
Nick Young remained with the Lakers in 2016-17, where he averaged 13.2 points per game and shot 40.4 percent from 3-point range, before waiving his player option to join the Warriors and winning the NBA championship with them in 2017-18. -Young. On December 31, 2018, the Nuggets officially announced that Nick Young had been cut. Nick Young then repeatedly said he still wanted to play in the NBA, but remained unclaimed until December 28, 2020, when Nick Young signed a deal with the CBA’s Zhejiang Guangsha team to return to professional basketball after a two-year hiatus.
- Lou Williams
Midway through the 2016-17 season, Lowe was sent to the Rockets by the Lakers, and was then sent to the Los Angeles Clippers at the end of the season as a bargaining chip in a trade for Chris Paul. Lowe has seen the peak of his career with the Clippers, becoming the top scorer off the bench and winning Best Sixth Man for three consecutive years in 16-17, 17-18 and 18-19 seasons, becoming the next player to win Best Sixth Man three times after Jamal Crawford. This season, Lowe’s form has declined significantly and the team’s tactical position is not as good as in previous years. On the day of the trade deadline, the Clippers traded him to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Rondo.
- Jordan Clarkson
Clarkson signed a four-year contract worth $50 million with the Lakers after Kobe retired. the next two seasons, Clarkson and Ingram, Randle and others became the Lakers’ key targets, but because the team’s record did not improve greatly for two consecutive seasons, on February 9, 2018, the Cavaliers sent Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a 2018 protected first-round pick from the Lakers in a trade for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. On December 24, 2019, Jordan Clarkson was traded by the Cavaliers to the Utah Jazz. With the Jazz, Clarkson became an important part of the team. on November 24, 2020, the Utah Jazz officially announced that free agent Jordan Clarkson agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Jazz. Clarkson played 45 games this season, averaging 17.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, becoming the team’s second-leading scorer and helping the team occupy the first place in the West.
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