This Clippers-Timberwolves Trade Features D’Angelo Russell

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Russell is a ball-dominant guard. He’s at his best when he’s probing opposing defenses in pick-and-roll actions. 

That’s probably not ideal for the Wolves. Anthony Edwards needs the ball, and so does Karl-Anthony Towns. Russell’s skillset should suit the Clippers more readily. 

After all, this attack is built around Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. While they’re both capable on-ball players, they also each thrive off-ball.

Having Russell operate pick-and-rolls will maximize them both. 

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Finally, the Clippers could simply use an upgrade at point guard. Russell should be more productive than either John Wall or Reggie Jackson for them. All told, he’s a suitable target for them to consider this season. 

Should the Wolves part with him?