During a Q&A session at Reddit, Mark Medina of USA Today Sports said that it’s still too early to take the rumors surrounding Russell seriously.

However, Medina believes that if the Warriors continue to struggle and find themselves out of the playoff race, there’s a strong possibility they would consider trading Russell.

“It depends on how this season plays out. If the Warriors are still in the playoff hunt, they are better riding that out and then evaluating options in the summer. Plus, D-Lo’s value could be higher after having a productive season in Golden State. If it becomes clear they are a lottery team, the Warriors should extract as much value from a D-Lo trade as much as they can. The Warriors aren’t thinking that way yet. The season is way too early.”