Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers said Monday that his team did not acquire All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell just to flip him in a different deal.

Speaking for the first time since acquiring Russell in a sign-and-trade that sent Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets, Myers said the organization hasn’t decided whether Russell fits into the team’s long-term plans, despite speculation throughout the league that Russell could land somewhere else in the next year.

Myers said the decision to acquire Russell came quickly after the GM spoke to Durant and found out he was headed to Brooklyn on the opening night of free agency, an evening when transactions happened more quickly than on any night Myers said he could remember.

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