Reports: Russell to the Warriors, Iguodala to the Grizzlies
NBA.com Global on Jul 01, 2019 11:38 AM
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: D'Angelo Russell #1 of the Brooklyn Nets saves the ball from going out-of-bounds during the game against the Sacramento Kings on January 21, 2019 at Barclays Center in New York, NY. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
The Golden State Warriors know that Kevin Durant is headed to the Brooklyn Nets.
And they reportedly have quickly decided to chart an alternate course, clearing a path for Brooklyn's All-Star point guard D'Angelo Russell to head cross-country the other way and join the Warriors in a sign-and-trade deal.
Shams Charania of The Athletic first reported the acquisition was near and would also include Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier moving out West. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski soon confirmed the deal, noting it's a four-year, $117 million maximum contract.
Warriors are on verge of acquiring Russell, Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier from Brooklyn, league sources said. https://t.co/4HefUBSNQA— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019
Golden State and Brooklyn have agreed on a sign-and-trade, sending D’Angelo Russell to the Warriors on a four-year, $117M maximum contract, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Russell, originally drafted No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015, developed into an All-Star in Brooklyn. He averaged a career-best line (21.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 7.0 apg, 43.4 FG%, 36.9 3P%) while leading the Nets to the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.
Around the same time, Wojnarowski reported that the Warriors would be trading Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies, with a protected 2024 first-round pick attached.
Golden State is trading Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies, league source tells ESPN. Warriors are sending a 2024 protected first-round pick in the 2024 (protected 1-4), 2025 (protected 1) and 2026 unprotected.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019