Easily the most tradeable Warrior, D’Angelo Russell, tops our list. While it’s unlikely they’ll trade him automatically since Myers and company have come out and said they didn’t sign him to trade him, the team will encounter issues if he doesn’t fit seamlessly.
Russell averaged 21.1 points per game last season. However, with under 16% of his two-point field goals assisted on, Russell is used to being the sole offensive provider for an offense. He thrives with the ball in his hands.
Will Golden State allow that type of play? If not, can Russell thrive where he’s shooting and moving more off-ball as opposed to on-ball movement? That said, at 23-years-old, Russell will have high value for the next few seasons.
As Brooklyn has proven, if you stay relevant, you can have the potential to sign these big-name stars. Russell can, at the very least, keep a team relevant. For Golden State, they need to win now, not stay relevant.
While Russell will likely be a solid addition, there is a chance the play styles don’t mesh. However, it’d be a while until he’s traded IF he is even traded in the future.