The Golden State Warriors are placing their faith in D’Angelo Russell to become the future of the franchise.
Russell’s acquisition was one of desperation. With two-time Finals MVP, Kevin Durant, making his departure, the Warriors needed to act quickly in order to recover.
Their best option was a sign-and-trade to bring Russell to the roster. The 23-year old All-Star had a shaky start to his career but had since thrived under the Nets system.
Last season, Russell put up career-high numbers in points and assists. He was one of the best creators out of the pick-and-roll and helped carry Brooklyn to the postseason.