Timberwolves, Warriors Working On Huge NBA Trade
The Timberwolves and Warriors are working on a huge trade.
Both Minnesota and Golden State currently find themselves on the outside looking in as far as the postseason goes. That said, only one organization seems particularly okay with that.
According to The Stadium NBA insider Shams Charania, Minnesota is intensely pursuing All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell in the hopes of pairing him up with longtime friend Karl-Anthony Towns.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 16, 2020
When the Warriors initially acquired Russell following Kevin Durant’s departure, the general consensus was that the team would ultimately trade him away. It would be hard to come up with a playable starting line-up consisting of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Russell.
That being said, it remains to be seen if the Timberwolves have the assets necessary to swing a deal like this.
Russell is currently averaging a career high 23.3 points per game this year, but it has not done much to elevate the Warriors.
On the year Golden State is 9-33 through 44 games and sits in last place in the Western Conference. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are 15-25 and find themselves just three and a half games out of the eight seed.