Warriors Pull D’Angelo Russell from Trade Talks with Wolves
The NBA hot stove is heating up as the trade deadline approaches.
In the midst of a tough season, the Golden State Warriors are looking to be active players on the market. Not only are they interested in moving expiring contracts such as Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III, the Warriors are not afraid to go after the big fish if the opportunity presents itself.
General manager Bob Myers is known for being one of the more shroud executives in all of sports so a move from the former champs can happen at any moment and can shift the entire landscape of the NBA.
That being said, according to numerous reports, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in pursuit of D’Angelo Russell for quite some time, hoping to pair the rising star alongside franchise centrepiece Karl-Anthony Towns. Russell and Towns are close friends and have stated on a number of occasions that they (as well as with Devin Booker) hope to play together at one point in their career.
The Warriors have recently discussed a potential deal centred around Andrew Wiggins and Russell, but the Warriors have apparently broken up talks after not receiving a sufficient offer in return. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Warriors “have been clear with Minnesota on price point – and Timberwolves, to this point, are not willing to meet it.”
With the deadline two days away, it is fair to expect some fireworks.