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NBA rumors: Knicks still pursuing D'Angelo Russell trade with Warriors

NBA rumors: Knicks still pursuing D'Angelo Russell trade with Warriors

Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell might be the biggest name that teams are pursuing prior to Thursday's NBA trade deadline at noon PT. While the Minnesota Timberwolves have gone hard after the former All-Star, another team hasn't given up.

The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Wednesday that the New York Knicks are continuing to pursue a trade for D-Lo. But the Knicks' offer hasn't been enough for Golden State to accept yet.

Russell, 23, is averaging a career-high 23.8 points per game for the Warriors this season. He's also averaging 6.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and is shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc.

The Warriors reportedly have moved on from their talks with the T-Wolves, but anything can happen before the deadline. Perhaps the Knicks could be a more viable suitor.

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Russell scored 32 points and dished six assists in the Warriors' only game against the Knicks this season, a 124-122 loss at Chase Center. Golden State travels to Madison Square Garden later in the season for a March 21 showdown with the Knicks.

For the first time in years, the Warriors are expected to be sellers at the deadline. Russell is the biggest fish in the sea, and plenty of teams could be calling for his services.

Programming Note: The "2020 NBA Trade Deadline Show" is coming your way this Thursday at 11:30am on the MyTeams app and on NBCSportsBayArea.com! Our NBA Insiders will analyze all of the news and rumors that could impact the Warriors heading into the Noon deadline. Don’t miss it!

How former Warriors coach Mark Jackson could end up coaching Knicks

How former Warriors coach Mark Jackson could end up coaching Knicks

The New York Knicks fired team president Steve Mills on Tuesday morning.

Shortly thereafter, Marc Berman of The New York Post wrote the following:

With owner James Dolan looking at making various agents as potential presidential candidates, don’t sleep on Kevin Durant’s man, Rich Kleiman, according to NBA sources.

Kleiman, a life-long Knicks fan, is KD's close friend/business partner/agent.

In late March 2018, he said the following on The Bill Simmons Podcast:  "I want to run the Knicks. I really want to run the Knicks. Dead serious ... I want to run the Knicks."

Durant chimed in with: "I think he could run the Knicks better than anybody who has ever run the Knicks."

If Knicks owner James Dolan hires Kleiman, who would the new president target to be the franchise's head coach? Glad you asked. According to Berman:

If Kleiman were to run the Knicks, sources close to him said he’d likely hire former St. John’s star Mark Jackson as head coach. Kleiman has a long relationship with Jackson and, sources said, he believed that Jackson should have been the hire in 2018 when David Fizdale got the gig.

Jackson was the head coach of the Warriors for three seasons from 2011-2014, and was fired after Golden State lost Game 7 of their opening-round playoff series to the Los Angeles Clippers.

[RELATED: Why Iguodala believes Mark Jackson blackballed from NBA]

He played for the Knicks from 1987 to 1992, and again late in his career.

It would be wild if Kleiman ends up taking over the Knicks less than a year after KD spurned them for the Brooklyn Nets.

Stay tuned.

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Programming Note: The "2020 NBA Trade Deadline Show" is coming your way this Thursday at 11:30am on the MyTeams app and on NBCSportsBayArea.com! Our NBA Insiders will analyze all of the news and rumors that could impact the Warriors heading into the Noon deadline. Don’t miss it!

NBA rumors: Warriors, Knicks discuss possible D'Angelo Russell trade

NBA rumors: Warriors, Knicks discuss possible D'Angelo Russell trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves would love to acquire D'Angelo Russell before the Feb. 6 trade deadline.

Everybody in the basketball world knows this.

Another team that reportedly is interested in the Warriors guard is the New York Knicks.

Ian Begley of SNY has the information:

The Knicks have registered interest with Golden State about trading for D'Angelo Russell, league sources confirm. It's unclear how far along talks have gone, but Bobby Portis is one name that came up in the conversations, per SNY sources.

Frank Ntilikina's name has also come up in conversations between the Knicks and Warriors around Russell.

Bobby Portis and Frank Ntilikina? That certainly doesn't move the needle and almost assuredly won't get a trade to the finish line.

The Warriors reportedly would only consider sending D-Lo to the T-Wolves if they receive "significant draft pick compensation" in return. Assuming this is true, you can also assume the Warriors' asking price would be the same in any potential deal with New York.

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The Knicks (14-36) have the fourth-worst record in the NBA, while the Warriors (11-39) are all alone in last place.

Russell -- who played the prior two seasons in New York as a member of the Brooklyn Nets -- recorded 32 points and six assists against the Knicks back on Dec. 11.

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Programming Note: The "2020 NBA Trade Deadline Show" is coming your way this Thursday at 11:30am on the MyTeams app and on NBCSportsBayArea.com! Our NBA Insiders will analyze all of the news and rumors that could impact the Warriors heading into the Noon deadline. Don’t miss it!