Don't be surprised if the Golden State Warriors pull the plug on their relationship with D'Angelo Russell.

Although the Warriors cannot orchestrate a deal for Russell until January, a trade that could send the star combo guard elsewhere before the trade deadline could be imminent considering their early struggles.

A far cry from the team that made the finals five straight times, the Warriors are dead last in the Western Conference at 2-8, dropping three consecutive games including their Sunday night match against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

With injuries to superstars Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, who have been Golden State's heart and soul during their domination, Russell, who was supposed to be the stand-in for Thompson while he is recovering from the anterior cruciate ligament injury, had a hard time lifting the team.

No wonder many think Russell’s stint with the team will be cut short.

One prevalent trade destination for Russell, according to Fadeaway World’s Nico Martinez, is Chicago.

According to the report, the Bulls can swing for trade for Russell in exchange for Otto Porter.

Zach Frydenlund of Complex thinks the trade makes sense, explaining, “Before you freak out about the "value" exchange on this one, remember that that the Warriors already have the top tier talent in Steph, Klay, and Draymond. They need to add better fitting pieces and Otto Porter would be a perfect fit as a 3 and D guy for them. The Warriors would also get a pick in this deal, which they need after giving up two first-rounders in the KD and Iggy trades. On the Bulls side, they get a proven all-star guard to add to their offense.”

However, Frydenlund thinks that the most feasible deal the Warriors can make is one with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Minnesota can give up Robert Covington and Gorgui Dieng for Russell.

“Covington would slide right into the vacated Iggy (Andre Iguodala) role for the team,” Frydenlund said.

Another option is a straight-up trade between Russell and Andrew Wiggins.

Other options for Russell, according to Frydenlund, are trade with the Miami Heat for Jimmy Butler, a two for one trade with the Orlando Magic for Aaron Gordon and Al-Farouq Aminu, and a three for one trade with the New York Knicks for Bobby Portis, Reggie Bullock, and Dennis Smith.

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Draymond Green #23, Stephen Curry #30, Klay Thompson #11, and D'Angelo Russell #0 of the Golden State Warriors pose for a picture during the Golden State Warriors media day at Chase Center on September 30, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

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