D'Angelo Russell is in the final season of the four-year $117 million contract he signed as a part of a sign-and-trade to the Golden State Warriors in 2019. As such, Russell's current team, the Minnesota Timberwolves are figuring out how to proceed with the veteran point guard.
Minnesota is exploring the trade market for Russell, while prioritizing adding a point guard under team control. One rumored target for the Wolves is Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz.
Given that Russell isn't a lock to stay in Minnesota, the Wolves are exploring his trade market, as opposed to losing him for nothing in the offseason. The Timberwolves are expected to be well over the cap, so they would have no way to replace Russell, or his salary slot, if he left as an unrestricted free agent.
Russell is shooting a career-high 46% from the field, while averaging 17.1 points and 6.2 assists per game. He's served as a stabilizer of sorts in a Wolves backcourt that has seen both injuries and inconsistent play this season.