View Full Version : Lakers sign Bryon Russell

10-01-2003, 10:22 PM
Nice addition for the Lakers. Russell struggled in Washington, but LA could be the perfect situation for him to get back on track.

Lakers sign Bryon Russell

October 1, 2003

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Bryon Russell signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, joining former Utah Jazz teammate Karl Malone.

Russell averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 70 games with the Washington Wizards last season. He played his first nine NBA seasons with the Jazz, who made him a second-round pick out of Long Beach State in the 1993 draft.

Russell, a 6-foot-7 forward-guard, has career averages of 8.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

10-01-2003, 11:17 PM
Russell is getting up there in age for an NBA'er isn't he? Is this another oldie signing by the leakers?

10-01-2003, 11:29 PM
He'll be 33 in December.

10-02-2003, 12:41 AM
Bryon was just terrrrible the last couple of years. The leakers are going to be the creakers, if Kobe goes to jail.

10-02-2003, 08:47 AM
This signing indicates to me that they're not counting on Fox being back any time soon.

10-02-2003, 08:55 AM
He isnt gonna help much, looks to me like Lakers realize they have no bench.