Noah Graham/Getty Images
The Golden State Warriors appear intent on building around D'Angelo Russell instead of dealing him.
"There's a strong possibility that the Warriors actually want their newest big acquisition for seasons beyond this one," Ethan Strauss of The Athletic reported.
"Their front-office leaders, Joe Lacob and Bob Myers both, are as smitten with him as any team that just selected a top-five player in the draft."
The Warriors handed Russell a four-year, $117.3 million deal as part of a sign-and-trade with the Brooklyn Nets in July.