Per Wojnarowski, Minnesota's 2021 pick is top-3 protected and becomes unprotected in 2022.
Towns and Russell, the first two picks in the 2015 Draft, are represented by the same agency. Also in the deal: Dion Waiters and James Johnson leaving Miami for Memphis, with Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill leaving the Grizzlies for the Heat.
As is always the case when it comes to a trade in professional sports, we'll have to wait and see how these players perform before deciding who wins in regards to this deal. He finally gets to play with Karl-Anthony Towns, who is one of his best friends off the court. With Russell now in Minnesota, Curry and Thompson can fill their customary positions once they're back, with Wiggins at the three.
Russell has been averaging 23.6 points, 6.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game in 2019-20. He played in his first All-Star game for the Nets last season. He was the first overall pick of the Cavaliers in 2014 but was part of a blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Love to Cleveland. He's been a defensive liability, too, for a team that has persistently ranked among the easiest to score against in the league. The Timberwolves also unload the four years and $122 million left on Wiggins' extension.
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When he was hired last spring, Rosas dismissed the notion of trading Wiggins and doubled down on the organization's desire to continue to invest in his improvement. Not many executives would admit to being so wrong so soon after acquiring a player just a few months ago, so kudos to Golden State's leadership for recognizing that D'Angelo Russell was a bad fit early.
In five-plus seasons in Minnesota, Wiggins was a major disappointment.
Now, he's finally with Towns and he says it's a dream come true.