The 2021 decide on is leading-three safeguarded. If it falls in the prime three, it conveys to 2022 and is unprotected.
The Wolves have been seeking for a point guard to pair with Karl-Anthony Towns, and they get Russell, who was taken next in the 2015 draft, right at the rear of Cities.
Russell is averaging a career-higher 23.6 points per game in his 1st season in Golden State after he was obtained from Brooklyn in the Kevin Durant offer last July.
Wiggins has spent his total six-12 months profession in Minnesota. He was the initially general decide on of the Cavaliers in 2014 but was aspect of a blockbuster trade that despatched Kevin Really like to Cleveland.
Wiggins is averaging 22.4 details and 5.2 rebounds per video game.
Russell, 23, has a few many years remaining on the $117 million max contract he signed as section of the signal-and-trade in between Brooklyn and Golden State.
Wiggins, 24, is in the 2nd yr of a five-12 months, $14.8 million contract.
Minnesota has been chaotic leading up to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The Timberwolves were portion of the 4-workforce, 12-player offer that saw them ship Robert Covington to Houston. They received a initially-round pick, Atlanta’s Evan Turner and Denver’s Jarred Vanderbilt, Malik Beasley and Juan Hernangomez, sources informed ESPN.
According to Caesars Sportsbook, the Wolves’ odds of winning the NBA title acquired considerably greater just after the Russell trade, but they even now really don’t have considerably of a opportunity — likely from 1,000-1 to 250-1.