The Warriors could have an interesting trade deadline decision to make.
D'Angelo Russell had a breakout year with the Brooklyn Nets last season and heading into 2019-20, fans were expecting him to do even more damage. Russell was part of a huge sign and trade with the Golden State Warriors and is now on a team plagued by injuries, himself included. Ever since Russell was dealt to the Warriors, there have been rumors that they may trade him away for some extra assets.
In a new report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, it was revealed that many throughout the league see Russell as a huge asset who could pull in quite a bit of return should the Warriors decide to trade him.
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“If the Warriors decide to investigate the market, some league executives believe it’s not unreasonable to think the Warriors could get another first-round pick plus a quality role player for Russell, especially if they’re able to construct a deal where they take back salary,” Windhorst wrote.
A Russell trade wouldn't be a sign of the Warriors' discontent with him but more so just a sign of a team who is looking to maximize their assets as they attempt to rebuild for next year when Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green will all be healthy.
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