The free agency moratorium has come and gone, meaning that NBA teams may now officially announce the transactions they have made and the players they have acquired.
The Warriors got the sign and announced deal deal with the Nets that sent Kevin Durant and a protected first-round pick to Brooklyn this very Sunday in exchange for D & # 39; Angelo Russell, Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham.
"We are pleased to add a player with the skills of D & # 39; Angelo to our list," said Bob Myers, General Manager of Warriors, in a team statement. "He has an all-star season with the Nets and we believe his best basketball at the age of 23 is ahead of him in terms of his career."
The Warriors Acquired All-Star Guard D Angelo Russell, along with security guard Shabazz Napier and striker Treveon Graham, sent a deal involving free agent Kevin Durant and a protected first-round draft pick to the Brooklyn Nets forwarded. pic.twitter.com/njqdxQvnwx
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Russell has a season behind him in which he averages the best 21.1 points of his career achieved. 7.0 assists, 1.23 thefts and 30.2 minutes per game for the networks last year. He led Brooklyn to his first berth after four seasons and averaged 19.6 points per contest in the Nets five-game first round with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Former number 2 in the NBA Draft 2015 is expected to race alongside double MVP Steph Curry while Klay Thompson recovers from an ACL rift in Game 6 of the final. If Thompson returns, the three snipers might all play together. Russell has also proven to be a very effective player, and Golden State has no doubt imagined that he is forming a strong pair with the newly signed Center Willie Cauley-Stein, which specializes in praise threats.
Of course, if the Warriors find a way to return to the final next season, they will have to fill most of Russell's gap to Durant's exit. As talented as Russell is, that's a big job.
"And as Joe said earlier this week, we are grateful to Kevin for the incredible things he has done in his three years with the Warriors for our team and franchise." Myers continued. "We wish him the best for the future."
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