Report: Knicks’ offers for D’Angelo Russell not appealing to Warriors
The Knicks are seeking a point guard under team control for next season, and Russell fits that bill. He signed a four-year deal with the Warriors this past offseason as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Brooklyn Nets involving Kevin Durant.
However, for the Knicks to acquire Russell, it looks like they are going to have to improve their offer drastically:
A source confirmed reports of New York’s pursuit of D’Angelo Russell, but indicated that the proposals – as of Wednesday afternoon – weren’t even remotely appealing to the Warriors.
In 32 games for the Warriors this season, Russell is averaging 23.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists. The All-Star guard is also shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.0 percent from the free-throw line.
Both the Knicks and Warriors are going to miss the playoffs this season. Russell played two seasons with the Nets and enjoyed living in New York, so odds are he won’t mind getting traded to the Knickerbockers even though they have been a walking disaster for years under owner James Dolan.
One would assume the Warriors would want Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson in exchange for Russell. Golden State needs a center after trading Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said last week the Dubs will be looking to acquire a big man either at the trade deadline or in the summer during free agency.
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