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The Warriors Could Reportedly Be In Play For A Major Free Agent

A general view of the Golden State arena.

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 07: A general view during the Golden State Warriors game against the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena on January 7, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors aren't bringing back Kevin Durant, but they might be able to bring in a coveted young free agent from Durant's new team, the Brooklyn Nets.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst has hinted that the Warriors could work out a sign-and-trade for Brooklyn point guard D'Angelo Russell. With Kyrie Irving heading to the Nets, Russell is expendable.

The former No. 2 overall pick is coming off a career season in Brooklyn. Russell averaged 21.1 points and 7.0 assists per game as the Nets returned to the playoffs.

He also reached his first NBA All-Star Game.

Amazingly, Russell is still only 23, even though he's heading into his fifth NBA season. His best hoops might be ahead of him.

If Golden State lands him, he would play alongside Steph Curry. Presumably, the Warriors will re-sign Klay Thompson, so when he returns it will make for some juggling in the backcourt.

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