Russell signed a four-year, $117-million contract with Golden State this past offseason but was heavily rumored to be on the move before the trade deadline. The Timberwolves traded a protected 2021 pick along with a 2022 second-round pick as Wojnarowski detailed.
Drummond, who was rumored to be headed to Atlanta early in the trade season, can become a free agent at the end of the season and the market for the big man wasn't very strong, allowing Cleveland to audition him before the summer. ESPN first reported the trade, which also includes additional players and draft picks. Russell is a close friend of Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, and his arrival comes a day after Towns expressed frustration with the direction of the team.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had yet to be finalized by the National Basketball Association with a few hours remaining before the deadline. He is averaging 23.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, though his numbers would likely have dipped a bit when Stephen Curry returns from his thumb injury.
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When asked why she ripped the paper she reportedly told reporters it was "a courteous thing to do considering the alternative". She put her hand to her heart, dipped her head and gave a little bow. "That was not a State of the Union ", Pelosi said.
For years, there have been rumors that Russell and Towns would team-up. The 6ft 7in Wiggins is in the second season of a five-year, $147m deal. After a promising start to this season, Wiggins reverted to his inefficient self.
And based on his Instagram, the 24-year-old is excited to come to the Bay Area.
Golden State and Minnesota do not play each other again this season.