Golden State Warriors Trade Former Ohio State Guard D'Angelo Russell to Minnesota Timberwolves

By Kevin Harrish on February 6, 2020 at 1:34 pm
D'Angelo Russell
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It looks like D'Angelo Russell will be joining Evan Turner in Minnesota as the Golden State Warriors have traded the former Ohio State guard to the Timberwolves.

Russell heads to Minnesota in return for Andrew Wiggins and a protected first-round pick and second-round pick in 2021, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Coming off an All-Star season in which he averaged a career-high 21.1 points and seven assists, Russell has actually exceeded his scoring this season for the Warriors and come close to his assist total, averaging 23.6 points and 6.2 assists per game.

The Buckeye All-American now joins Turner – a fellow Buckeye All-American – who was just traded to Minnesota from Atlanta early Wednesday morning as part of a massive four-team trade which also sent former Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop from Minnesota to the Denver Nuggets.

Minnesota becomes the fourth stop in Russell's five-year NBA career. Russell was drafted by the Lakers with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, but was traded to the Brooklyn Nets after two seasons. After two seasons in Brooklyn – including his All-Star year last season – Russell was sent to Golden State last offseason as part of a sign-and-trade.

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