Dubs need scoring
The Golden State Warriors need scoring. They need Russell to produce at a high level, and his ceiling for offensive production is far above Drummond’s.
Russell almost increased his scoring by 40% from the 2017-18 season to the 2018-2019 one. That said, it doesn’t seem too far-fetched to believe he may be in store for another solid uptick given the Dubs current limitations in the playmaking department.
The Dubs have scoring in Stephen Curry, yes. Aside from Curry, where are the points going to come from? If the team averages 110 per game, who else is going to score? Even Draymond Green can distribute but oftentimes fails to make plays for himself.
That said, Russell, who had 15.5% of his two-point shots and 53% of his three-point shots assisted on last season, takes it upon himself to score.
The Warriors are replacing two of the league’s best efficient scorers in Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. They need production in their absence. Russell can provide that spark whereas Drummond’s best served as a beneficiary of elite playmaking.