Yes, I'm well aware that D'Angelo Russell was just traded to the Golden State Warriors and given a max deal by the team. It’s a chance for Brooklyn to thank Russell for helping the Nets reach the playoffs last season, and become respected enough for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to sign free-agent contracts with the club. If it falls in the top three, it conveys to 2022 and is unprotected.

Sure, there were obvious questions around his potential fit in the backcourt with two other All-Star guards. “Coach Kenny gave me a great opportunity to be me and be great at the same time and put guys around me that could complement that. It’s expected the Warriors will continue to hear trade offers for Wiggins as the NBA Draft and next season’s trade deadline approach. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved There’s no reason to think the reaction will be anything but positive. The offensive potency of Russell, Curry and Thompson would arguably be enough to counteract their vulnerability on defense.

Your California Privacy Rights But, there was always the option of flipping Russell for more assets if his pairing with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson didn’t work out. I obviously see it. He was selected as a McDonald's All-American in 2014 and played college basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes. This will indeed do just that, as Towns and Russell are a great pairing on the court and good friends off of it.

It was an individual success and a team success.”. If this is the case, why not just hold onto Russell in order to maximize your leverage? Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. It’s still a tempting move because Russell is just 23 and would solve the Knicks’ point-guard issues and ease the burden on RJ Barrett. Warriors Trade D'Angelo Russell to Timberwolves.
The Golden State Warriors should have held onto their chips and waited until this season to trade D’Angelo Russell. He jokes that his five years in the league feel like 10.

Not immediately. So, it is what it is.”. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images). He says he has nothing but “love” for his former team. I’ve got to answer questions about it, and see it on social.


Terms of Use Now he’s with the injury-ravaged Warriors, who are 12-39 after back-to-back wins over the Cavaliers and Wizards. Wiggins is averaging 22.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists on the season. Nonetheless, the franchise is still in a prime position to win another title and Wiggins can play a huge role in making that happen if he is able to succeed as a complementary scorer to Curry and Thompson. World champion's affair rocks Olympic swimming world, Joe Biden's polling lead slips in wake of Post report on Hunter, Airport officials strike gold searching passenger’s butt, News anchor fired for cameo in Adam Sandler movie, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved, NFL Draft 2020: Redskins took first steps toward brighter future, Sports bookies are lost during coronavirus, Las Vegas will have to wait to throw biggest NFL Draft party, Boxing champ Jose Carlos Ramirez aids farmworkers in coronavirus fight, History shows why Jets need to hit with No. Wiggins has spent his entire six-year career in Minnesota.

The Golden State Warriors have traded D'Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal that nets them Andrew Wiggins. He was selected as a McDonald's All-American in 2014 and played college basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes.He was the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

The two are friends, and Towns was on hand to greet Russell when he arrived in Minnesota on Thursday night.

There are other indications the Warriors want to keep him for the remainder of the season so he can play with Stephen Curry when he returns in March. Brian Windhorst and Paul Pierce react to the Timberwolves acquiring D'Angelo Russell from the Warriors in a deal that includes Andrew Wiggins.

Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights D'Angelo Russell, who said he has a lot of "love" for the Nets, his former team, returns to Brooklyn Wednesday night as the focus of several trade rumors, which is concerning but a blessing. Golden State will also send Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman to Minnesota.

Russell was not in Golden State's lineup against the Wizards on Monday but played against the Nets on Wednesday. first mentioned by longtime NBA reporter Marc Stein, had an eventful first few days of free agency, Knicks fans deserve some joy and happiness. How Luka compares to LeBron, Magic and Bird, Nets' throwback uniforms pay homage to a '90s New Jersey classic, NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition: What's next for Lakers, Heat and all 30 teams, These Lakers made it through every moment that could have broken them, The scenes of a Lakers title celebration like no other. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Golden State Warriors and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Wiggins is set to make around $30 million dollars in each of the next three seasons. With big names such as Victor Oladipo, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zach Lavine and Bradley Beal potentially being available by the deadline – it’s easy to see how a package of Russell and the Dubs’ No. On Wednesday night his feet will be at Barclays Center again. Stephen Curry will miss at least another month as he rehabs his broken wrist, but the Warriors are hopeful for a March return, the team announced Saturday.

The Warriors have agreed to trade guard D'Angelo Russell to the Timberwolves for guard Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 protected first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick, the teams announced Thursday.

Sitemap Russell has only gotten better at Golden State, averaging 23.9 points and 6.3 assists per game. Jul 1, 2019 In an 11th hour twist, the Warriors are acquiring guard D’Angelo Russell from the Nets, as Kevin Durant’s decision to leave for Brooklyn is being turned into a sign and trade. The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft, according to a … “This time in my career, a lot of teams want a point guard. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Gang's All Here: A NY Jets Podcast We know KAT would love it.

Wiggins, 24, is in the second year of a five-year, $140 million contract.

Russell's name has been at the center of several trade rumors in recent days, and the Timberwolves were reportedly working with several teams to pull off a deal. He returns to Brooklyn as the focus of several trade rumors, which is concerning but a blessing. D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Let's get them an all-star! They received a first-round pick, Atlanta's Evan Turner and Denver's Jarred Vanderbilt, Malik Beasley and Juan Hernangomez. I’m just looking forward to being in that atmosphere and playing.”. All Rights Reserved. Wolves make splash with trade for D'Angelo Russell (1:24), Warriors deal Russell to Wolves, get back Wiggins, Everything you need to know about the NBA GOAT debate, Saints, Pels owner Benson victim of car thieves, Sources: Lue agrees to 5-year deal to coach Clips, Morey: 'Right time' to step down as Rockets GM, Sources: NBA, union extend negotiations on CBA, Likely NBA top pick LaMelo Ball signs with Puma, Stan Van Gundy meets with Pelicans, sources say, Lowe: How Daryl Morey challenged NBA norms and almost won it all. Yes, I'm well aware that D'Angelo Russell was just traded to the Golden State Warriors and given a max deal by the team. At the time of losing Kevin Durant, D’Angelo Russell felt like a nice consolation prize for the Golden State Warriors. Why not put me in those talks and try to get me?”.

His two years on the Nets will always be special. (1:24).

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The Heat need to add more talent around Jimmy Butler and the Warriors need help on the wing after trading Iggy and losing KD. That's heartbreaking for the Wolves, but in this scenario, they could still get their guy. This was an idea first mentioned by longtime NBA reporter Marc Stein, who said it would just be a matter of when they trade D-Lo, not if. The Timberwolves were part of the four-team, 12-player deal that saw them ship Robert Covington to Houston. I’m where my feet are.