D’Angelo Russell’s half-season stint with the Golden State Warriors has reached a conclusion. As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, D’Angelo Russell is on the move from the Warriors to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a trade package that includes former number one overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins.
Golden State has agreed to trade D'Angelo Russell to Minnesota for a deal that includes Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 protected first-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. Warriors will send Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman to Timberwolves too.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Russell was acquired by the Warriors this past offseason as part of the series of moves that saw Kevin Durant land with the Brooklyn Nets. Due to numerous injuries to their team, D’Angelo Russell couldn’t bring much help to the depleted Warriors, as they currently sit 12-40 with the worst record in the NBA.
The next-worst record in the Western Conference belongs to the Timberwolves, who are now moving on from Andrew Wiggins, the first overall pick back in 2014. Wiggins had been averaging 22.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game but has often been derided for a lack of effort and efficiency on the court. Now, he will have a chance to see if he can develop further in Steve Kerr’s system.