RUMOR: D’Angelo Russell Could Be Traded To The Miami Heat
The Golden State Warriors are pretty much assured to be terrible during the 2019-2020 season as they have lost superstars to injury and free agency and has them with a lineup where nobody could name a single player.
D’Angelo Russell was supposed to help keep their title hopes alive, but those plans went away once Stephen Curry broke his hand and is now slated to be out for months. As a result, Russell’s name has been thrown into the rumor mill and many think he might be shipped off before February’s annual trade deadline.
Mark Medina of USA Today Sports had this to say:
“It depends on how this season plays out. If the Warriors are still in the playoff hunt, they are better riding that out and then evaluating options in the summer. Plus, D-Lo’s value could be higher after having a productive season in Golden State. If it becomes clear they are a lottery team, the Warriors should extract as much value from a D-Lo trade as much as they can. The Warriors aren’t thinking that way yet. The season is way too early.”
If Russell does indeed get put on the trading block, the Miami Heat could be a team to step up and nab him, according to Zach Frydenlund of Complex.
“Let’s get wild. The Heat need to add more talent around Jimmy Butler and the Warriors need help on the wing after trading Iggy and losing KD. This fits the needs of both teams and sends a first rounder to the Warriors. A Jimmy and D-Lo duo in Miami could be deadly.”
Frydenlund suggested that the Miami Heat could offer a trade package including Justise Winslow, James Johnson, and a 2024 first-round pick to the Warriors in exchange for Russell.
So far during the 2019-2020, Russell is averaging 19 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 6.4 assists.