The D'Angelo Russell era in Golden State has come to an end.
The Warriors are trading Russell -- along with Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman -- to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for forward Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 top-3 protected first-round draft pick and a 2021 second-round draft pick, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report news of the trade.
Timberwolves 2021 pick protected to No. 3, and becomes unprotected in 2022, per sources. Minnesota kept pushing for Russell, who it has wanted since summer free agency and finally got the point guard Gerssson Rosas imagined pairing with KAT. https://t.co/kfDNvsdBHX— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Clarification: Minnesota's second-round pick going to Golden State is in 2021 -- not 2022.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Finances in Golden St.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 6, 2020
🏀 Andrew Wiggins under contract thru 2022/23: $27.5, 29.5, $31.6 and $33.6
🏀 GSW is $3.1M below the tax.
🏀 Despite 6 open roster spots, GSW can stay below the tax by signing 5 minimum players. Will need to stagger the signings.
Over 33 games in a Dubs uniform, Russell averaged a career-high 23.6 points, to go along with 6.2 assists. He shot 43 percent overall and 37.4 percent from deep.
The Warriors acquired the 2019 Eastern Conference All-Star in the sign-and-trade transaction last July that sent Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets.
Wiggins -- who will turn 25 years old on Feb. 23 -- is averaging 22.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game this season. He is shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from beyond the arc.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft is owed $29.5 million next season, $31.6 million in 2021-22 and $33.6 million the following year.