Warriors reportedly moving on from D’Angelo Russell trade talks with Timberwolves
D’Angelo Russell is on the trade market, but it does not look like a deal between the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves is happening any time soon.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported on Tuesday that the Warriors are “moving on” from trade talks with Minnesota about Russell. The Timberwolves reportedly are not meeting Golden State’s trade price for Russell.
Golden State is moving on from D’Angelo Russell conversations with Minnesota at this juncture, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Warriors have been clear with Minnesota on price point — and Timberwolves, to this point, are not willing to meet it.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 5, 2020
Minnesota has wanted to pair Russell with his friend, Karl-Anthony Towns, for a while, and Russell was said to be interested last summer.
Minnesota has tried to get creative and reportedly has talked about looping Atlanta and Houston into a four-team deal that would help them land some draft picks they could use to sweeten an offer to Golden State.
This report becoming public is likely the Warriors’ way of putting pressure on Minnesota to step up and meet their asking price.