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Sports Report: Warriors moving on from Russell trade talks with T-Wolves

12:50  05 february  2020
12:50  05 february  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Eyes on Russell, Iguodala, more as NBA trade deadline nears

  Eyes on Russell, Iguodala, more as NBA trade deadline nears Eyes on Russell, Iguodala, more as NBA trade deadline nearsD'Angelo Russell, not in Golden State’s lineup at Washington on Monday?

The Golden State Warriors have broken off trade talks involving D'Angelo Russell with the Minnesota Timberwolves at this time, per Shams Charania of Rumors have swirled about the potential of Russell heading to Minnesota, with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reporting Tuesday that the Wolves

According to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Warriors are " moving on " from the trade talks after the Timberwolves failed to meet their So far in the Warriors -Timberwolves talks Still, even though the deal makes sense from the Wolves ' perspective, Russell isn' t good enough to

D'Angelo Russell holding a ball© MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images / MediaNews Group / Getty

Negotiations between the Warriors and Timberwolves have hit an impasse.

Golden State is moving on from discussions with Minnesota over a trade involving guard D'Angelo Russell after the Timberwolves were unable to meet the Warriors' price point, reports The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Though the Timberwolves' key trade target appears to be off the table, Minnesota reportedly later agreed on a blockbuster, four-team deal with the Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, and Denver Nuggets that saw 12 players change sides.

Golden State and Minnesota exchanged deal concepts Tuesday but are still separated by a "significant gulf" in negotiations, Wojnarowski adds. The Warriors' focus is to get underneath the luxury-tax line while still acquiring value in any swap. However, the team is also reportedly open to keeping Russell past the 3 p.m. ET deadline Thursday.

Russell is averaging 23.8 points and 6.3 assists in 32 games with Golden State this season. He was acquired over the summer in the sign-and-trade that sent Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets.

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Okogie one of last Wolves remaining from Thibodeau era .
TORONTO – Over the past week, Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie saw some of his best friends on the team head to other destinations. Gorgui Dieng is gone, so is Andrew Wiggins and the Wolves traded Jeff Teague last month as part of a massive roster overhaul. Those were three of Okogie’s closest friends on the team, and at first it was a blow for Okogie to take. “Initially my reaction was kind of like, ‘Whoa. Everybody’s gone,’ ” Okogie said. “That’s the hardest part about this job. You form relationships with guys and you form memories and you don’t forget, but it slips your mind sometimes that it’s still a business and the business of basketball is you might get traded.

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