Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell states he loves the city of Brooklyn ahead of becoming a free agent on June 30.
Russell, an NBA All-Star this past year, was a big reason the Nets were able to reach the postseason.
However, the Nets are pursuing point guard Kyrie Irving in free agency. Irving is obviously a superstar, so it isn’t the greatest news for Russell. The Nets then may not pursue Russell at all if they were to sign Irving, thus having Russell test free agency and sign somewhere else.
Regardless of the current position that he’s in, Russell is staying confident and praises the city he plays for.
“I love this city,” Russell said at his ProCamps basketball camp in Metuchen, NJ, per Chris Milholen of Nets Daily. “It’s fun it’s fun. You know, it’s a city that loves basketball, there’s a court on every corner, maybe two.”
D’Angelo Russell told me his biggest takeaway from his first ProCamp
“Honestly just putting a smile on these kids faces. This is my camp and seeing how many kids look up to me and appreciate the work i put in throughout the years, it will never go unnoticed.”
— Chris Milholen (@CMilholenSB) June 24, 2019
The Nets are reportedly the front-runners to sign both Irving and Kevin Durant this summer. Signing Durant would be a risk, due to the fact that he’ll be sitting all of next season with a ruptured Achilles. But, then again, it’s Durant. It’s a risk worth taking for Brooklyn.
When it comes to Russell’s destination next season, the 23-year-old point guard has a few options. He could go to the Phoenix Suns and team up with Devin Booker, who’s another very talented guard. Russell could also head to Los Angeles for a Lakers reunion.