Trading D’Angelo Russell
The Golden State Warriors must avoid trading D’Angelo Russell. With Curry, 31, currently the oldest on the team, the Warriors need this youth movement that will be led by Russell. The 23-year-old earned his first All-Star appearance last season.
There is a chance this marriage doesn’t work. However, as we saw with Kevin Durant, a player that elevated almost all parts of his game around Curry, the two-time MVP allows others to success around him, even at times hurting his own numbers.
That should be the case with Russell. Even if it’s not, Kerr and the staff need to make the fit work. There will be numerous options at keeping them together even if they can’t thrive together on the court. Why not just then bring Russell off the bench?
He averaged 21.1 points per game as the unanimous leader of the Brooklyn Nets last season. Although he blossomed in Brooklyn, they opted to cut their youth movement short and try free agency to build their own superteam.
It worked in Golden State’s favor although Brooklyn snagged Kevin Durant. The Dubs now have Russell, and they need to avoid trading him unless they secure an absolute haul in return.