Moore: How Warriors’ Trade for D’Angelo Russell Opens Up the Possibility for an Even Bigger Move

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Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Warriors CEO Joe Lacob

Jul 05, 2019, 04:24 PM EDT
  • The Golden State Warriors pulled off a surprising trade for 23-year-old D'Angelo Russell in the wake of losing Kevin Durant to the Nets.
  • Matt Moore analyzes the trade and explains why it could mean the Warriors have a really big move up their sleeves.

So … the Warriors did some stuff.

The day they lost Kevin Durant in free agency to the Nets, most thought that pretty much wrapped up the short- and long-term future for the Warriors. They were re-signing Klay Thompson to a five-year max, they wouldn’t have much flexibility beyond that, they might keep Kevon Looney, and that’s that.

Well, no, it turns out, not so much.

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