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Breaking: Warriors trade D’Angelo Russell to Wolves for Andrew Wiggins

And there it is.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The East Bay Times via Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors have reportedly traded point guard D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for small forward Andrew Wiggins.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news. The Warriors will also send Jacob Evans III and Omari Spellman to the Wolves, and they’ll receive Minnesota’s 2021 first-round draft pick (top-three protected) and 2022 second-round pick.

There will obviously be a lot of analysis regarding this trade in the coming days, but for right now I’ll confess to being a tiny bit confused. Wiggins has not had a good year, or career, and that’s not a lot of draft pick compensation. I’m honestly not sure what the Warriors end goal is here.

But, end goal regardless, the trade is happening. D’Angelo Russell’s stint with the Warriors lasted only half a season. He was good - certainly better than Wiggins - and now he’s headed to Minnesota to play with Karl-Anthony Towns, one of his best friends.

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