For the Golden State Warriors, the season was mostly about seeing big stars like Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston moving out of the Bay Area. This overshadowed the coming of a promising young stay in D'Angelo Russell, someone who is coming off a breakout year.

Ironically, he found himself in Dub City as part of the Durant trade. It was an imminent move since the Nets also signed Kyrie Irving. With Uncle Drew around, it was apparent that DLO's career rise was in question. Co-existing with the top pick of the 2011 NBA Draft was something most questioned before Russell was sent packing to Golden State.

As far as Russell is concerned, it is a move that he welcomes with open arms. He is aware of the winning culture of the Warriors and said that this was something he wanted to add to his resume in an interview with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype.

"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," Russell said.

And while most see Russell no more as a short-term replacement for an injured Klay Thompson, head coach Steve Kerr sees it differently. In a previous post, the three-time NBA champion coach bared how the 6-foot-5 guard will play a major role for the Dubs this 2019-20 NBA season.

"I'm excited to coach him, he's a great young talent," said Kerr. "I think he's going to fit right in with our group and we're gonna need him desperately, without Klay especially."

Playing alongside Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, Russell will need to bring the same game brilliance he had with the Nets last NBA season. Pundits aren't giving the Dubs much of a chance in the 2019-20 NBA season although resident stars warn most not to take them lightly.

The Warriors were virtual unknowns when they won the NBA title back in 2015. Undoubtedly now one of the underdogs because other Western Conference teams have gotten stronger with big-name recruits, it appears this tag is something Kerr and company would prefer. Less pressure and just taking the court and playing hard - the same path they did making it to the top the past five seasons.

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D'Angelo Russell #1 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts in the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, April 20, 2019. Getty Images/Elsa