The Minnesota Timberwolves are intensifying their pursuit of D’Angelo Russell, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports, and the trade of Jeff Teague earlier today opens up a role for the Dubs guard in Minneapolis.
The Wolves have long been interested in Russell, dating back to the offseason when whispers began to circulate that the franchise was close to signing the free agent guard.
Instead Russell was involved in a sign-and-trade deal to the Warriors and has found a home in the Bay Area.
In 24 games for the Warriors, Russell has averaged 23.3 points per game and Golden State has taken every opportunity to insist that they’re not looking to unload their still relatively new acquisition.
Russell fills a need for Minnesota and his friendship with Karl-Anthony Towns is a common thread in any speculation that he could be headed to north.