As explained by Anthony Slater in his latest piece for The Athletic, before joining the Golden State Warriors on a four-year $117 mln maximum deal, D’Angelo Russell was the top priority for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team coached by Ryan Saunders wanted to put Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns together and were ready to offer the point guard a four-year $107 mln deal. The meeting between Russell and the T’Wolves this summer was pretty positive but after that, the Warriors arrived out of nowhere with that max offer and convinced the point-guard to chose the Bay area.
Russell, in an interview with the Athletic, revealed that the T'Wolves were high on him
Source: Anthony Slater.