D'Angelo Russell's wallet could be getting fatter. 

Chinese brand Li-Ning is trying to sign the Warriors guard to a lucrative contract, Marc Stein of The New York Times reported Thursday.

This has been in the works for a while now, as NBC Sports Bay Area's Logan Murdock tweeted the following Oct. 1:

But the timing of this news -- considering the precarious situation the NBA finds itself in with China following Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's controversial tweet -- is quite surprising.

If Russell ultimately teams up with Li-Ning, he will compete in the shoe game with teammate Klay Thompson, who has a deal with Anta.

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Future Hall of Fame guard Dwyane Wade signed with Li-Ning back in 2012, and agreed to a lifetime contract in July 2018.


Blazers guard CJ McCollum also has an endorsement deal with the company.

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