The Golden State Warriors were confronted by the Knicks prior to dealing D’Angelo Russell; however, their trade package was extremely underwhelming.
Prior to the 2020 trade deadline, the Golden State Warriors dealt D’Angelo Russell. At the start of the season, this move seemed inevitable, but as the season dragged and the losses mounted, Russell’s place in Golden State continued to solidify.
The fit was never there, but we never truly were able to see how Russell would’ve fit alongside Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. That’s the one reason why many thought Bob Myers wasn’t going to jump the gun on a trade until the offseason.
However, he did, and he got a solid haul in return.
Andrew Wiggins and a projected 2021 first-round pick were the crux of the return. It wasn’t the only offer they were given though. The New York Knicks also called up Myers and the Warriors’ front office.
This is the trade offer that the Knicks proposed, according to Ian Begley of SNY.
“New York obviously didn’t land Russell or any other young star prior to the trade deadline (Russell was dealt to Minnesota; for what it’s worth, one package for Russell under Mills that had support included Bobby Portis, Allonzo Trier and Frank Ntilikina),” Begley reported.
Let’s just say this was never going to happen. But, we can look into three trades that could’ve pushed the needle and brought the star-hungry Knicks a player that gives them even a sliver of hope.