Canadian NBA star Andrew Wiggins has been traded in a blockbuster deal, just hours before today’s trade deadline.
The Minnesota Timberwolves traded the Toronto native to the Golden State Warriors, along with 2021 protected first-round pick and a 2022 second-rounder, in exchange for D’Angelo Russell, Jacob Evans, and Omari Spellman according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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
A first-overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft, Wiggins was traded to Minnesota before ever making his debut, as the Cavs loaded up with LeBron James.
Wiggins, 24, didn’t live up to expectations in Minnesota, but is still a very productive player, averaging 22.4 points per game this season.
In his first season with Golden State, Russell was averaging 23.6 points per game for an injury-riddled Warriors team.
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