As we’ve reported before, the Timberwolves put on the full-court press in their effort to recruit point guard D’Angelo Russell during the 2019 free-agent period, but the Warriors‘ maximum-salary offer and the opportunity to play alongside Stephen Curry ultimately swayed Russell to Golden State.
Discussing that decision with Leo Sepkowitz of Bleacher Report, Russell made it sound as if it didn’t take him long to choose the Warriors once his agent called him to inform him of the max offer.
“I’m like, ‘Why you (still) on the phone with me?!'” Russell said. “‘Tell them yes!'”
Of course, his first year in the Bay Area hasn’t played out like he’d hoped, with Curry joining Klay Thompson on the long-term injury list and the Warriors (9-34) plummeting to the bottom of the Western Conference.
Russell has been linked to the Wolves again as of late, with Minnesota reportedly intensifying its efforts to trade for him. While a deal seems unlikely to happen before the deadline, Russell acknowledged that this has been something of a lost season for the Warriors, who are essentially evaluating their roster for next season.
“This whole year is kind of a test of seeing what’s gonna fit, what’s gonna make sense for next year,” Russell told Sepkowitz. “It’s them kind of sitting back, seeing who I am as a teammate and a player, what I bring to the table.”
There is more to report from the Pacific Division:
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