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D-Lo vs. Steph: Russell reportedly repping Wolves at lottery

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Steph Curry and D'Angelo Russell will battle it out next season when the Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves match up either three or four times.

But before they square off on the hardwood, they will compete off the court this Thursday night.

D-Lo will represent the T-Wolves at the NBA draft lottery, sources told ESPN's Zach Lowe.

Curry -- along with Golden State owner Joe Lacob's dog, Larry -- will be the representative for the Dubs.

The Warriors, T-Wolves and Cleveland Cavaliers share the best odds (14 percent) of winning the lottery, and securing the No. 1 overall pick. Because Golden State (15-50) finished with the NBA's worst record, it cannot fall lower than No. 5 overall. Minnesota had the third-worst record, and can't end up worse than No. 7 overall.

Here are the Warriors' odds:

-No. 1 pick: 14 percent -No. 2 pick: 13.4 percent -No. 3 pick: 12.7 percent -No. 4 pick: 12 percent -No. 5 pick: 47.9 percent

Here is Minnesota's breakdown:

-No. 1 pick = 14 percent -No. 2 pick = 13.4 percent -No. 3 pick = 12.7 percent -No. 4 pick = 12 percent -No. 5 pick = 14.8 percent -No. 6 pick = 26 percent -No. 7 pick = .07 percent

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When the Dubs traded Russell to the T-Wolves just before the February deadline, they acquired Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 top-three protected first-round pick (which becomes unprotected in 2022) and Minnesota's 2021 second-rounder.

 

D-Lo averaged 21.7 points, 6.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds over 12 games in a Wolves uniform, while shooting 41.2 percent overall and 34.5 percent from 3-point range. 

Over 33 games with the Warriors, the 2019 Eastern Conference All-Star averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds, while shooting 43 percent overall and 37.4 percent from deep.

The 2020 draft is scheduled for Oct. 16.

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