Warriors owner takes a risky approach to the trade of ‘Killer’ Andrew Wiggins.


The owner of the Golden State Warriors is taking a risky approach to the trade of Andrew Wiggins, dubbed “Killer.”

The Golden State Warriors flipped D’Angelo Russell for wing Andrew Wiggins in a February 2020 trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Many people thought Minnesota was the clear winner of the deal at the time.

In exchange for a player in Wiggins who had clearly overstayed his welcome, the team received what appeared to be a lead guard fresh off his first All-Star berth.

The former No. 1 is back.

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the No. 1 pick was averaging 22.4 points per game with the T’Wolves at the time, but he had been wildly inconsistent on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court, and he had what many executives considered the worst contract in basketball.

Regardless, the Warriors and team owner Joe Lacob were overjoyed by the news.

Now fast forward to the present, and Lacob is even more pleased with the outcome.

He believes the Wiggins deal is among the best in team history.

“I thought it was one of the best deals we’ve ever done,” Lacob told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.

“It seemed like a great deal to me.”

Bob (Myers) did an outstanding job, in my opinion.

I’m at a loss for words.

How do you transform a good player into an equal player, or whatever you want to call him (Wiggins for Russell)?

We believe it is a better fit for us.

And what could have been a better lottery selection.”

Warriors are’set up for the future’ thanks to Wiggins’ deal.

While Wiggins’ name remains popular in trade circles, he has fit in nicely as a complementary piece for a Golden State team that sits atop the Western Conference.

His field goal percentage is at a career high of 47.8%, and his improved defensive efforts have helped the team lead the NBA in defensive efficiency (0.969).

Wiggins, however, was far from the Warriors’ only gain from the D-Lo trade.

“In the draft, we were given the seventh pick.

… I believe we were ecstatic with the deal.

I believe it will greatly benefit us in the future.

Right now, I believe Bob appears to be the executive…

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