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Lakers Rumors: Rob Pelinka’s genius shown in Montrezl Harrell deal

Sep 27, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka answers a question during the Lakers media day at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo, CA. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Montrezl Harrell was not a name in the Los Angeles Lakers rumors prior to signing with the defending champs.

In one of the more stranger Lakers rumors in a while, Dwight Howard’s exit from the Lakers was memorable. But this story is about how Rob Pelinka turns a dysfunctional media situation into a smokescreen to sign the reigning 6th Man of the year from the Los Angeles Clippers.