NBA: Minnesota acquires D’Angelo Russell; Andrew Wiggins to Golden State

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Posted at Feb 07 2020 03:08 AM

Andrew Wiggins (left) is averaging 22.4 points along with career-best totals in rebounds (5.2) and assists (3.7) in 42 games this season, while Russell is averaging a career-high 23.6 points per game to go along with 6.2 assists. Kamil Krzaczynski, USA Today Sports/Reuters; Bill Streicher, USA Today Sports/Reuters

The Minnesota Timberwolves will acquire guard D'Angelo Russell from the Golden State Warriors in a blockbuster trade that includes forward Andrew Wiggins, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday.

Per the report, the Warriors will also receive a 2021 protected first-round draft pick and a 2022 second-round selection.

Forward Omari Spellman and guard Jacob Evans will also head to Minnesota as part of the deal, per the report.

Russell had flourished in his first season in Golden State since being traded by Brooklyn in the Kevin Durant deal in July. The 23-year-old is averaging a career-high 23.6 points per game to go along with 6.2 assists.

Wiggins is averaging 22.4 points along with career-best totals in rebounds (5.2), assists (3.7) and blocks (0.9) in 42 games this season.

The 24-year-old was the first overall pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft. He didn't suit up for the club, however, as he was part of a trade that sent Kevin Love to the Cavaliers in August 2014. He was the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Spellman, 22, is averaging 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 49 games this season in Golden State.

Evans, 22, is averaging 4.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 27 games this season with the Warriors.

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