Via The Athletic:  

“There’s a strong possibility that the Warriors actually want their newest big acquisition for seasons beyond this one,” Ethan Strauss of The Athletic reported Wednesday. “Their front-office leaders, Joe Lacob and Bob Myers both, are as smitten with him as any team that just selected a top-five player in the draft.”

Russell is in his prime, no reason to trade him. 

The 23-year-old is coming off the best year of his career, having averaged 21.1 points and 7.0 assists while making his first All-Star team.

If he continues to improve, it could help Golden State’s strategy pay off.

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