The Golden State Warriors decided against waiting until the offseason to resolve their situation with D'Angelo Russell, trading him to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 first round pick and a 2021 second round pick.

"I just don't think D'Angelo Russell has a lot of trade value," said Zach Lowe. "I know D'Angelo Russell doesn't have a lot of trade value. I think they maybe got one other hard offer for him that was not close to this."

The New York Knicks also reportedly had interest in Russell.

Lowe cited Russell's mediocre defense and relatively average offense as reasons against him having much trade value.