With Kyrie Irving reportedly set to sign a four-year max contract with the Brooklyn Nets when free agency begins tonight, D'Angelo Russell is on his way to a new team.
Russell, an All-Star for the first time with Brooklyn this past season, is set to hit restricted free agency, meaning Brooklyn is able to match any contract he signs. However, the Nets won't be matching with Irving in fold.
So, Russell will be playing for a new team in 2019-20.
It appears that the former Ohio State standout would prefer to be in Minnesota.
The Timberwolves are reportedly at the top of Russell's list as free agency approaches. Marc Stein of the New York Times had the details:
The Lakers reportedly remain interested in Russell, too, though the Timberwolves have reportedly been there from the start.
Russell is close with Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns, as the two went 1-2 in the 2015 NBA Draft. Towns has reportedly been recruiting Russell to Minnesota.
The Phoenix Suns are another team that's been mentioned a lot for Russell, who's expected to draw serious interest.
NBA free agency is set to begin at 6 p.m. E.T.