D’Angelo Russell is entering a new chapter in his career with the Golden State Warriors, but it looks like the All-Star point-guard has his career planned, with or without the Warriors. Russell revealed he hopes of playing with two of his best friends on the same team in the future.
The former Brooklyn Nets star expressed his intention and desire to share touches with Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns, two of his closest friends in the league after spending much of their youth together while playing AAU.
“We gotta do this again, when we’re all on the same team,” Russell joked at the end of a photoshoot along his two friends for SLAM Magazine, according to Max Resetar of the same publication. “Nah, don’t cut it,” Russell said to our rolling cameras. “Y’all got it on footage. When we’re all on the same team — I ain’t gonna tell you which team because I don’t know — we’re gonna do this again.”
SLAM recently sat with the trio, as they featured on the front page of their magazine.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker signed five-year extensions last summer, while D’Angelo Russell inked a four-year, $137 million deal just this summer with Golden State, allowing the first two to become free agents in 2024 and Russell to become one a year earlier.
These three guys are really good players. It would be interesting to see the sacrifices they make to be able to play together, but any team that lands them would become an instant contender in the next couple of years.