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Steve Kerr questioned D’Angelo Russell’s fit with Warriors

After trade to Timberwolves, the Dubs coach spoke out on the trade to bring in Russell during the offseason.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks to guard D’Angelo Russell as a timeout is called against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second quarter at Chase Center. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors coach Steve Kerr has always been straight with the media, so these comments aren’t too surprising.

Wait, what? That is actually pretty surprising. Kerr basically came out and told reporters on Friday that he questioned the fit of D’Angelo Russell on the Warriors from the beginning. Golden State orchestrated a sign-and-trade with the Nets during the offseason involving Kevin Durant to Brooklyn and D’Lo to The Bay.

The move was always viewed as a bit questionable considering the presence of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. We never really knew if Steph and D’Lo could exist in the same back court, let alone on the same floor with Thompson also out there. Three shooters who generally thrive when the ball is in their hands. Klay was always going to be out this season and Steph has been sidelined most of the year with a fractured hand.

Now, we’ll never know if D’Lo would have worked out long-term with Steph and Klay. But we do get to see if Andrew Wiggins has what it takes to fit in Golden State. He could make his debut for the team Saturday vs. the Lakers.