UPDATE: Feb. 4, 10:38 p.m. — The Warriors and T-Wolves have disengaged from trade talks surrounding D’Angelo Russell, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported late Tuesday.
Golden State is moving on from D’Angelo Russell conversations with Minnesota at this juncture, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Warriors have been clear with Minnesota on price point — and Timberwolves, to this point, are not willing to meet it.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 5, 2020
UPDATE: Feb. 4, 2:29 p.m. — Here’s the latest from Russell on how he’s handling all the trade rumors:
D'Angelo Russell on how he's handling the constant trade chatter. pic.twitter.com/DIeSKV2BM9— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) February 4, 2020
The Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves have been talking trade for D’Angelo Russell for what seems like a few months now. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, a four-way deal involving both the Hawks and Rockets is now on the table.
ESPN Sources: Minnesota orchestrating three-team trade talks with Houston and Atlanta -- with hopes of ultimately turning discussions into a four-way deal that brings Golden State G D'Angelo Russell to Timberwolves. https://t.co/YaHunnVWpo— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2020
This appears to be the same deal The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor alluded to in a report from Monday, stating that the Rockets are trying to send Clint Capela to the Hawks, using the T-Wolves and Warriors in talks so that Houston can acquire Robert Covington from Minnesota. The logistics of the deal seem very complicated, and we don’t normally see four-team deals come to fruition. O’Connor also reported that talks had stalled. Woj makes them seem like they’re still a possibility. Overall, a lot of this just seems like deadline media fodder to get us all worked up. The deadline is Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET, so there’s not much time left for teams to work out a deal.