Warriors’ Bob Myers admits he ‘feels bad’ after trading D’Angelo Russell
Golden State Warriors’ general manager Bob Myers finally spoke regarding the recent blockbuster trade, which involved sending D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the audio clip, Myers admitted that he felt bad about the trade. However, he hopes the All-star point guard is “in a place where he’s just there.”
Warriors's GM Bob Myers on D'Angelo Russell: "I do feel bad. I hope now he's in a place where he's just there." pic.twitter.com/oc9sPbppd1
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) February 8, 2020
The Brooklyn Nets sent the All-Star guard to Golden State last July as part of a sign-and-trade package for Kevin Durant. Despite being a Warrior for only 33 games, he scored a career-high 52 points against his now-team Timberwolves.
The Warriors executive also added: “For what he’s been through in his career, for most guys it takes 10, 15 years to go through.” Myers continued to praise the young guard on how “he’s gracefully handled it,” and that he was mature and appreciative throughout his time in Golden State.
Back in 2015, the Los Angeles Lakers drafted the then 19-year-old as 2nd overall. Since then, he has played for three teams. Minnesota would then be his fourth in five NBA seasons.
The last-minute deal involved Russell being traded to Minnesota along with Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman. In exchange, the Warriors would finally get a capable forward in Andrew Wiggins. They also received a protected future first-rounder and a second-round pick. The trade seemingly eliminated the Warriors’ previous dilemma of three guards in the starting line-up.
Consequently, Russell hadn’t voiced out qualms with the trade. This is likely due to him joining close friend and Minnesota franchise center Karl-Anthony Towns. Although the Timberwolves are now too far behind a playoff spot, Russell’s acquisition will certainly give their fans hope in the upcoming seasons.