D'Angelo Russell Explains Why He Decided to Join Warriors in Free Agency

D'Angelo Russell has a respectable résumé.  

An All-Star selection last season, recognized as one of the top rookies in the game during the 2015-16 season and a brag-worthy college campaign.

In a recent Q&A with USA Today's HoopsHype, Russell discussed what it was like to be in the middle of free agency.

"It was a really exciting offseason for a lot of teams and players," Russell said. "A lot of pieces moved in certain ways that forced other pieces to move too. I was just one of those pieces that was trying to find a place to call home."

Russell, now a member of the Dubs, was acquired by the Brooklyn Nets at the end of June, looks forward to contributing to a team that knows a thing, or three about winning championships.

"I'm excited [to join the Warriors]. I'm beyond excited! They've been to five straight Finals and they do nothing but win. That's something that I'm trying to add to my resume in this league; [I want to] become a winner. I think this is the first step, going to a team of that caliber. I think it'll work out pretty great too. They have some great coaches and great players to kind of make it all work. I'm ready to get the wheels turning."

And the team is just as excited for his debut.

Head coach Steve Kerr said the "dynamic player" is an excellent shooter and we can all expect a lot of things to come from the young guard.

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And he gets to play with Steph Curry which is not only a dream for most but one specifically for Russell who once wanted to model his game after the Warriors star.

Russell appears to be on the right track to beefing up that résumé.

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