The Warriors acquired Russell this past offseason from the Brooklyn Nets in the Kevin Durant sign-and-trade deal:
The Warriors, league sources said, have to this point not been inclined to move D'Angelo Russell, who is filling in as the primary scorer while Steph Curry and Klay Thompson recover from injuries. If they wait until this summer, the Warriors will no longer be hard-capped and could look to package Russell in a deal for a player who won’t be buried on the bench behind the two greatest shooters in league history.
Russell is averaging 23.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 24 games with the Warriors this season. The lefty is shooting 43.2 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.0 percent from the free-throw line.
The Warriors are 9-33 on the season and have the worst record in the Western Conference. The Dubs, after making it to the NBA Finals five straight seasons, will miss the playoffs this season for the first time in the Steve Kerr era.
The Warriors might as well keep Russell and see what he looks like with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson next season.