Minnesota Timberwolves: Timberwolves looking to land D’Angelo Russell prior to trade deadline

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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider, the Minnesota Timberwolves are orchestrating a deal in hopes to acquire All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell from the Golden State Warriors. The potential deal will be a multi-team trade that will include the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks.

All three teams have the opportunity to fulfill each team’s desires with: forward Robert Covington to Houston, center Clint Capela to the Hawks and potentially two first-round picks and an expiring contract to Minnesota.

The Timberwolves are hoping that two first-round picks and an expiring contract will be enough to land Russell in a deal with the Warriors at the trade deadline. Andrew Wiggins, the former Rookie of the Year winner, has also been link to the deal to land Russell.

Golden State has expressed interest in shedding salary in a potential Russell trade, but declared they would like to see what a fully healthy Warriors team will look like before making a move from the Ohio State prodigy.

In a season filled with turmoil and injury, Russell, 23, has averaged a career-best 23.8 points and 6.3 assists on 42.1% shooting from the field across 32 games.

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