Likewise, their arrival will provide the Golden State offense with a new dynamic. Last season, the Warriors used the pick-and-roll less than any other team, with Steve Kerr preferring to get his shooters open with plenty of off-ball movement and screening.
The simplicity of the action allows the Warriors to add it to their gameplan without having to abandon the style that has won them three championships.
Of course, Russell and Cauley-Stein will have to adapt too. The Warriors will continue to rely primarily on a familiar system, and they will not jump to the top of the pick-and-roll frequency rankings overnight.
Nevertheless, it would be ridiculous for Golden State to ignore the potential synergy between the two, even if it forces the more experienced members of the team to adapt their games slightly.
For all the success the Warriors have had with a highly-complex offense, they may have to turn to the most basic play in the book as they embark on a season of transition.