Zach LaVine, Tyus Jones think Andrew Wiggins will kill it with Warriors
Andrew Wiggins was traded to the Golden State Warriors as the main player in exchange for All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell hours before the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday, and the former Rookie of the Year from Canada is getting well-wished by ex-teammates with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Wiggins, 24, has had a relatively underwhelming six-year tenure with the Timberwolves after they acquired the Cleveland Cavaliers first overall pick from the 2014 NBA Draft.
After winning Rookie of the Year in 2014-15, Wiggins as not improved dramatically since the former Kansas Jayhawks’ debut season in the Association. He’ll get to try out a new team alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in the Bay Area, however.
Former teammates Zach LaVine and Tyus Jones, though, congratulated Wiggins on his next career move following the trade on social media.
“Wig about to thrive in Golden State,” LaVine, 24, wrote on Twitter Thursday afternoon. “That’s a great fit.”
Wig about to thrive in golden state. That’s a great fit💯
— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) February 6, 2020
LaVine spent time with the Timberwolves for the first three years of his professional career before he was moved to the Chicago Bulls in the Jimmy Butler trade.
Fifth-year point guard Tyus Jones also wrote on Twitter, saying Wiggins is going to “be scary in Golden State.” Jones, 23, also called it a “great fit” like LaVine.
Wiggs gonna be scary in Golden State. Great fit
— Tyus Jones (@1Tyus) February 6, 2020
Jones is playing for the Grizzlies now, who are embroiled in two trades at the moment, including dealing veteran wing Andre Iguodala, a former Warriors player, to the Miami Heat, and trading for new Houston Rockets center Jordan Bell for Bruno Caboclo.
Lost in the bonanza of the NBA’s trade deadline are the actual changes to player’s personal lives and professional environments, but Wiggins’ former teammates in Minnesota seem to think he’ll fit in great with the Warriors.