The Warriors knew they were dealing with desperate teams when they talked about trading D'Angelo Russell.
Bob Myers and Co. had all the leverage, so they felt comfortable asking for a lot in return.
In the end, the Warriors acquired Andrew Wiggins, a top-3 protected 2021 first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick from Minnesota for Russell, Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman.
So, was it surprising the Warriors pulled the trigger on the trade now rather than waiting until the offseason and did they get enough for the All-Star point guard? NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole answered those questions during NBC Sports' NBA Trade Deadline show Thursday.
"A little bit because everything they had done and said, everything that I had heard indicated they were willing to wait, they were not impatient, that they were waiting for Minnesota or New York or whoever to become desperate enough to give them what they wanted," Poole said. "In this instance, they kinda got what they wanted. That top-3 protected pick is not exactly ideal, obviously, but because I think next year you're looking at another bad season in Minnesota.
"So the question becomes, if it's the fourth pick in the  draft, is that going to be worth it? Hard to say, but I do know this, that the 2021 draft, by all accounts is going to be much deeper than the 2020 draft, so in that instance, I think they are feeling a little bit OK making that deal."
The Warriors now possess two first-round picks in next year's draft -- their own and the T-Wolves' pick, assuming it's not in the top three. Having an extra asset like that opens up a world of possibilities. They could use it to improve their roster through a future trade, or they could draft another young rising star.
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It was not a perfect trade for the Warriors, but Wiggins will fill the small forward position once Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are healthy and they got two future assets in the move.