Right at the beginning of NBA free agency in 2019, two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant announced his intention to sign with the Brooklyn Nets once the moratorium period ends on July 6th.
With no Kevin Durant and an injured Klay Thompson set to miss significant time next season, the Warriors were short on talent and have reportedly traded for a young point guard to fill that void.
The Warriors are reportedly acquiring 23-year old D'Angelo Russell on a four-year deal in a sign-and-trade.
And just like they shocked the NBA world with their KD signing in the offseason of 2016, their move for Russell garnered plenty of reactions again from current NBA players:
Woah- Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 1, 2019
Wow- Josh Hart (@joshhart) July 1, 2019
Wow pic.twitter.com/h2OmO7vXGO- Royce O'Neale (@BucketsONeale00) July 1, 2019
😳- Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 1, 2019
pic.twitter.com/B92K8hQtml- 13am Adebayo💥 (@Bam1of1) July 1, 2019
🤦🏽♂️ that's wild lol- Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) July 1, 2019
Hey @NBA I love you- Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) July 1, 2019
My guy @Dloading!!!!!!!!!!!!! You deserved this bruh!!!!!!!! https://t.co/vLXXaFxpY2- Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) July 1, 2019