Wolves deal Wiggins to Warriors in trade for Russell

Minneapolis-St. Paul – Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas today announced the team has acquired guard D’Angelo Russell, guard/forward Jacob Evans and forward Omari Spellman from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota’s 2021 protected first-round pick and the Timberwolves’ 2021 second-round pick. Originally acquired by the Timberwolves on August 23, 2014 from Cleveland, Wiggins appeared in 442 games (all starts) with Minnesota, averaging 19.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Russell, 23, has appeared in 305 regular season games (257 starts) in five NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets and Golden … Continue reading Wolves deal Wiggins to Warriors in trade for Russell

Josh Okogie to Represent Timberwolves in 2020 NBA Rising Stars Challenge

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The NBA today announced that Minnesota Timberwolves sophomore Josh Okogie has been selected to represent the team in the 2020 NBA Rising Stars game. Okogie will make his second-straight appearance on Team World. In his second NBA season, Okogie is averaging 8.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 45 games. In the 2019 NBA Rising Stars game, Okogie scored 13 points, on 6-of-10 from the field and added four rebounds and four assists as Team USA defeated Team World 161-144. Since the format changed to Team USA versus Team World, Okogie joins Andrew Wiggins (2015 & … Continue reading Josh Okogie to Represent Timberwolves in 2020 NBA Rising Stars Challenge

Cruz and Garver win Silver Slugger Awards

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Mitch Garver have been named recipients of the 2019 American League Louisville Slugger® Silver Slugger™ Award at their respective positions, with both selected as the top offensive producer at their position in a vote by AL coaches and managers. This marks Cruz’s third career Silver Slugger Award (also with Seattle in 2015 and 2017), while he joins Paul Molitor in 1996 as the second Twins DH ever to win. With his first career Silver Slugger Award, Garver joins five-time honoree Joe Mauer as the … Continue reading Cruz and Garver win Silver Slugger Awards