Per NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole, multiple NBA sources don't anticipate Russell will be seriously shopped around until the summer.
"Doubt it," one source told Poole. "The only way it happens is if the Warriors get nervous and accelerate their plan. The old Warriors might have done that. I don't see these guys doing that?"
Poole noted there is a "chance" the Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves could discuss a potential Russell deal involving Andrew Wiggins, but "both teams are expected to be more inclined to make a trade" in June.
It's not a surprise that Golden State, owners of the league's worst record (10-39), would be a seller leading up to the trade deadline, but it's unclear how much general manager Bob Myers is going to change his roster during the season.
Per The Athletic's Anthony Slater, the Timberwolves have maintained interest in Russell throughout the season.
Point guard is a position the Timberwolves have had problems getting quality production from for years. Shabazz Napier is currently handling starting duties for head coach Ryan Saunders, but he's only 40.5 percent from the field.
Russell and Wiggins would be natural trade chips for the two teams because of their nearly-identical salaries this season. Both players are signed through 2022-23, with Wiggins set to earn about $4.7 million more over the next three seasons combined ($94.7 million to $90.04 million).
Russell is averaging a career-high 24.0 points per game and shooting 37.7 percent from three-point range with Golden State. Wiggins is averaging 22.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the T-Wolves.