The Warriors lost an entertaining game to the Lakers, Wiggins looked solid in his Warriors debut, his new teammates played with energy, and Lacob was ready to argue against anybody criticizing the Warriors for trading Russell only six months after acquiring him and adding the often-disappointing Wiggins in the process. “Anybody who can’t see that this is a great deal for us, I don’t know what they’re thinking,” Lacob said.
“You can sit and talk about what his salary is, but (Wiggins) had the same salary as D-Lo. They’re both good players. They’re different players. You can question whether this is a better fit; we think it is, as much as I liked D-Lo. He’s a really good player. And I think it’s good for him, too. So it’s a fair, good thing for both teams.”