The Golden State Warriors have completed a trade with the Brooklyn Nets to acquire point guard D’Angelo Russell. The deal was rumored for a few hours on Sunday night, but came to fruition later on in the night.
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
Golden State will also likely receive Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier as part of the deal. In order to make the deal work, the Warriors will have to shed some salary, but have a few days to do so. Andre Iguodala is rumored to be on the trading block.
Russell started his career with the Lakers, then played the last two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets. He took his game to the next level with the Nets and helped them reach the playoffs last season with 21.1 points and seven assists per game.
With Kyrie Irving agreeing to a deal with the Nets, Russell needed to find a new team. The Nets wanted to find a team to sign and trade him to.