D’Angelo Russell’s place with the Warriors has been a question since the moment of his arrival.
With a crowded backcourt in Steph and Klay, Russell has been thought of by the community as more of a trade chip than a permanent staple of the team.
According to Sean Deveney of Heavy, a number of teams would pursue the young point guard if made available by the Warriors.
If there is a team that has a deal in place with Golden State, the Wolves are the most likely culprit. The Warriors would also love to get hold of Robert Covington, an ideal fit for them on both sides of the ball. Covington is slated to make $11 million this year.
The Timberwolves would not, of course, be alone in their pursuit of Russell. The Magic are in need of an offensive boost and had interest in Russell in free agency. Miami, Detroit, Chicago—there are sensible fits out there for Russell.
As a young, offensive-oriented guard, D’Lo is one of the most coveted assets in the NBA.
This season, he is averaging 22 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game on 45% shooting. As a virtually perfect fit for any team, expect Russ to be a major player in deals/rumors ahead of February’s trade deadline.