Report: Russell-to-Warriors deal nears completion

NBA.com Global on Jul 02, 2019 07:52 AM
Report: Russell-to-Warriors deal nears completion
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 13: D'Angelo Russell #1 of the Brooklyn Nets exits the arena after a game against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game One of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on April 13, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA.com staff report

The Golden State Warriors are closing in on the sign-and-trade deal that will net them D'Angelo Russell.

Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Warriors and Brooklyn Nets are hashing out a sign-and-trade deal that will deliver Russell to Golden State on a four-year, $171 million deal. The sign-and-trade deal will include Golden State sending a protected future first-rounder to Brooklyn.

The Warriors knew that Kevin Durant was headed to the Nets and apparently decided to chart an alternate course, clearing a path for Brooklyn's All-Star point guard, Russell, to head cross-country and join them.

Shams Charania of The Athletic first reported the acquisition was near and would also include Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier moving out West. Wojnarowski later reported that the duo would be routed to the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with cash.

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