Packers+NetsWIN wrote: NyCeEvO wrote:
Packers+NetsWIN wrote:Per @WindhorstESPN on ESPN, the #Warriors could land D'Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade deal that sends Kevin Durant to the #Nets. This could get bigger.
I don’t understand why the Warriors would do this unless they’re trying to hold onto as much talent as possible regardless of fit.
I think it definitely has to do with keeping as much talent as possible. They are over the cap even with KD so they can only improve through a regular trade (which won't happen cause they won't trade steph, klay, or green) or a sign & trade. Additionally, I think it is a surprisingly good fit. Curry is their PG but he is so good at playing off the ball and russell is so good at making the right pass when he is running the point. And russell can be a spot up shooter when curry does want the ball in his hands.
I forgot that Klay is gone for most of the season too, so they’ll need a scoring punch as well.
It would be weird for DLo knowing that he’s playing a role as the #2 offensive option but knowing that he’s going to be demoted further down the totem pole.
Ultimately I just don’t know why the Warriors wouldn’t go for a bigger all-around SF. Even before Durant, it was clear that a SF who could do a bit of everything was needed in order to draw attention away from the backcourt.
This move would double down on small ball. They’d have to play at 100mph all the time in order to overcome bigger teams.