As the Minnesota Timberwolves keep struggling to pull their way out of the play-in tournament mix, D’Angelo Russell’s future with the organization is uncertain with the trade deadline looming.
Per Yahoo Sports’ Jake Fischer, the Miami Heat are a team that has “registered interest” in Russell, but it is “unlikely” a direct deal involving Kyle Lowry happens.
Russell, to his credit, seems to understand the business realities of playing in the NBA for a team that might need to pivot during the season.
“You either take advantage of me and my ability, or f–k up the opportunity with me,” Russell told Fischer. “It’s as simple as that.”
There have been rumblings that the Timberwolves are at least considering a trade involving the 26-year-old since December.