March 15, 2017, 8:49 am
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne is reporting that the Lakers are shutting down the healthy Luol Deng in order to get a better look at some of their young players.
This comes after yesterday’s news of the team shutting down Timofey Mozgov. It’s the right call for the Lakers, who will be able to clear up minutes for Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance Jr. with this move. There’s a ton of money going towards LA’s healthy inactives, but they really do need to see what the young guys can do in the regular flow of a game.