Montrezl Harrell’s brief run with the Los Angeles Lakers came to an end a few weeks back when he was traded to the Washington Wizards.
Although Harrell’s decision to join the then-champs came with a lot of fanfare last year, the final result proved to be a disappointing one.
Harrell averaged 13.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in the regular season for LA, before completely getting removed from the rotation in the postseason. He ended up playing in just four of the Lakers’ six outings versus the Phoenix Suns, ultimately recording less than 10 minutes per game.
By the time the Lakers actually dealt him to Washington in the swap that brought Russell Westbrook to LA, it was clear the relationship had run its course.
This week, in his final act of defiance towards the Lakers before officially committing to his new life as a Wizard, Harrell offered this post on social media:
“Finish up packing in LA was a fun run I met some good people and I met people I shouldn’t have ever knew you live and you learn tho,” he wrote. “Next chapter of my story will be one for books!”
Kyle Kuzma seemed to take some parting shots at LeBron James and the Lakers on his way out of town as well, so none of this should come as a huge surprise. Trades often have bad blood leading up to them and in the immediate aftermath. That said, Harrell’s level of saltiness towards the Lakers is pretty impressive given how little time he spent with the organization.
Will he end up happier with the Wizards than he was in LA? Time will tell.
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