D'Angelo Russell On Upcoming Free Agency: 'I Definitely Want To Be Here'

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D'Angelo Russell On Upcoming Free Agency: 'I Definitely Want To Be Here' 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:33 am

D'Angelo Russell said he wanted to return to the Brooklyn Nets next season, although he understands the business side of the game. 


"I definitely want to be here. But I also know it's a business, too. So I'm not going to play that role like I don't know what could possibly happen. Say somebody comes here that I have to be a part of (a transaction to acquire them), I know that could be a possibility. So I just want to stay in this moment and not speak too soon about anything," said Russell.


Russell is a restricted free agent this summer, and the Nets have the right to match any offer for the point guard.


Russell added that the Nets have a hometown advantage in his upcoming free agency.


"Yeah, for sure, for sure. I don't know any other teams, I don't know any other GMs or coaches. I don't know any of those people. I know where I'm at. So it definitely gives you that advantage," said Russell.

Via Ian Begley/ESPN

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Post#2 » by yitur » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:45 am

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Post#3 » by nedleeds » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:31 pm

Don't worry about having multiple competing offers.
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Post#4 » by Cookin Baskets » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:29 pm

He's just trying to not be caught off guard if anything happens. Most likely he is staying. He's a restricted free agent and nets can sign free agents without a sign n trade. I doubt their going to be a destination for Anthony Davis. Thats the only sign n trade n deal that I could see maybe happen but I could be wrong.
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Re: D'Angelo Russell On Upcoming Free Agency: 'I Definitely Want To Be Here' 

Post#5 » by Sky High » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:41 pm

Great answer by D'Angelo. Really impressed with thos growth as a player and as a man. People were ready to call this guy a bust. Brooklyn has a great young core to build around. They need to keep him around.
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Post#6 » by Oden2 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:06 pm

I bet they give him the max
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Post#7 » by mplsfonz23 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:10 pm

Oden2 wrote:I bet they give him the max


I don't think so. They may match, but not sure any big offers coming for the snitch.
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Post#8 » by Oden2 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:14 pm

mplsfonz23 wrote:
Oden2 wrote:I bet they give him the max


I don't think so. They may match, but not sure any big offers coming for the snitch.


It’s a tough free agency but a guard who can put up 21 ppg will be paid imo
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Post#9 » by mplsfonz23 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:23 pm

Oden2 wrote:
mplsfonz23 wrote:
Oden2 wrote:I bet they give him the max


I don't think so. They may match, but not sure any big offers coming for the snitch.


It’s a tough free agency but a guard who can put up 21 ppg will be paid imo


You may be right but I doubt they "offer" him the max. I think they will see what his best offer is and match. Even if it is still the max.
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Post#10 » by andyjinkim » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:44 pm

mplsfonz23 wrote:
Oden2 wrote:
mplsfonz23 wrote:
I don't think so. They may match, but not sure any big offers coming for the snitch.


It’s a tough free agency but a guard who can put up 21 ppg will be paid imo


You may be right but I doubt they "offer" him the max. I think they will see what his best offer is and match. Even if it is still the max.


Yep. The Nets are going to let the market dictate DLo's value.
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Re: D'Angelo Russell On Upcoming Free Agency: 'I Definitely Want To Be Here' 

Post#11 » by dice » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:30 pm

Oden2 wrote:
mplsfonz23 wrote:
Oden2 wrote:I bet they give him the max


I don't think so. They may match, but not sure any big offers coming for the snitch.


It’s a tough free agency but a guard who can put up 21 ppg will be paid imo

a whole lotta guards can put up 21 if you give 'em enough shots. and russell takes a whole lotta shots to put up his 21
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Re: D'Angelo Russell On Upcoming Free Agency: 'I Definitely Want To Be Here' 

Post#12 » by Roco14 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:13 am

Russell is good but the crazy thing is that it's questionable whether or not he's a top 10 PG in the league despite him being an all star. Curry, Irving, Westbrook, Lillard, CP3, Conley, Lowry, Kemba, Holiday, Simmons, Maybe even a Murray? - you could argue all those guys are better. I don't think he's worth the supermax.
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