Reports: Russell to the Warriors, Iguodala to the Grizzlies Global on Jul 01, 2019 11:38 AM
Reports: Russell to the Warriors, Iguodala to the Grizzlies
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) 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.

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.

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