The Golden State Warriors received a pitiful trade offer from the New York Knicks on a deal that could’ve landed the Big Apple their next high-profile star.
This past offseason, the Golden State Warriors added then All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell. Russell didn’t make the game this season but continued to put up strong numbers throughout his time with the team.
Halfway through the season, Russell was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In return, the Wolves gave the Warriors Andrew Wiggins and their 2021 first-round pick. There were other players like Omari Spellman involved in the deal.
It was their best offer, and it was light years ahead of the offer the New York Knicks gave to Golden State. This is the pitiful 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.
This would’ve been an embarrassing offer for the Warriors. What’s sad is that the Knicks would’ve really benefited from a player like Russell in their system. That said, here’s why the Knicks should’ve dealt far more to acquire the 23-year-old star.