D’Angelo Russell may stay in the Bay Area for a pretty long while if ownership has anything to do with it.
The former Nets guard who was recently acquired by Golden State may stick around past the coming season.
“There’s a strong possibility that the Warriors actually want their newest big acquisition for seasons beyond this one,” Ethan Strauss of The Athletic reported Wednesday. “Their front-office leaders, Joe Lacob and Bob Myers both, are as smitten with him as any team that just selected a top-five player in the draft.”
Russell is in his prime, no reason to trade him.
The 23-year-old is coming off the best year of his career, having averaged 21.1 points and 7.0 assists while making his first All-Star team.
At the very least, D’Angelo offers insurance and security in case Klay takes longer to come back from his torn ACL or if he has any setbacks. D’Angelo also offers another scoring option for Steph, Draymond, and company in Steve Kerr’s offense.
I’m not surprised the Warriors owners are smitten with him, given the season he just had in Brooklyn.
If you need a fresh reminder on what D’Angelo can bring the Dubs, flip the page to check out highlights from last year.