Canadian NBA star Andrew Wiggins has been traded in a blockbuster deal, just hours before today's trade deadline. He averaged 22.4 points in 42 games for Minnesota this season, but the team's losing culture was affecting him, so he said he welcomes the opportunity to join a Golden State squad that has won three of the past five National Basketball Association titles. The first choice that year was Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, a friend of Russell around whom the front office has been trying to rebuild the roster. The only two players who have averaged more in games against James are Kevin Durant, who is averaging 28.5 a games in 21 contests, and Damian Lillard, who is averaging 28.1 points in 15 contests. The Wolves also received Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans in the deal.
Despite Davis scoring the above mentioned seven straight points, the Warriors still had the slightest flickering ray of hope.well, until LeBron ended that.
According to Wiggins, the winning culture is what separates the two teams. Plus, Jason says Wiggins will join the splash brothers fully healthy next year, and is a ideal fit for them.
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. He likely never will play well enough to justify his five-year, $148 million contract, either.
In the end, the Warriors appear to have missed out on a bigger offer for Russell. But as for the Knicks, it's unclear what they can offer that would satisfy Golden State.
Yes, Curry and Green are getting older but as long as Thompson is at full strength and Wiggins is at least the player he's been this year, I don't see why they can't be better than Denver, Utah, Dallas or Houston.
He's in the second year of a five year pact, and he's been productive.
As courageous as the Warriors were, they simply didn't have an answer for the strength, size and athleticism of the Lakers big man, as he did what superstars do and shut the door on an unlikely upset.