After already being involved in a trade that sent Alec Berks and Glenn Robinson III to Philadelphia for three second-round selections, Golden State continued its busy day (Thursday) with a more bombastic trade. In the final hours of the NBA deadline, the Warriors sent DiAngelo Russell to Minnesota along with Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans, in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, a first-round pick in 2021 and a second-round pick in 2022.
Russell, who joined Golden State just last summer after Kevin Durant decided to sign in Brooklyn, was the Warriors’ leading scorer this season with 23.6 points per game, to which he added 6.2 assists. Wiggins, the first pick of the 2014 draft, is in his best personal season so far in a career that has known disappointing seasons. In 42 games, he has averaged 22.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists.
Now, in addition to another shot that could play alongside Steph Kerry and Clay Thompson, after returning from their injuries, the Warriors are holding a slew of Draft selections for future build.