Bob Myers refuted speculation that the Golden State Warriors acquired D'Angelo Russell with the intention to eventually trade him.
The Warriors didn't want to lose Kevin Durant without getting an asset in return, so they used a sign-and-trade to get Russell despite his less than perfect fit. Russell signed a four-year, $117 million contract.
"I know it's been written and speculated. That's fine," Myers said Monday. "That's what everybody's job is to do. We didn't sign him with the intention of just trading him. We haven't even seen him play in our uniform yet, and a lot of people have us already trading him. That's not how we're viewing it. Let's just see what we have. Let's see what he is. Let's see how he fits.
"Part of our job in the front office and the coaching staff and the organization is, 'How does it all work?' ... So much of our sport at least, and maybe other sports, is, 'What are you doing next?' We got to figure out what we're doing now."
Myers added: "We're just happy that we got a young player that has a lot of upside, in our opinion, and we're excited at the possibility of him in our uniform."