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#22 Andrew Wiggins
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Acquired via trade in August 2014
  • SG/SF
  • 6'8" / 199lbs
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  • 02/23/1995
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  • 1st pick, 2014
  • Kansas
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2014 NBA DraftNBADrafted 1st overall by Cleveland.
24th July, 2014NBASigned four year, $24,825,769 rookie scale contract with Cleveland. Included team options for 2016/17 and 2017/18.
23rd August, 2014NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Cleveland to Minnesota, along with Anthony Bennett to Minnesota and a 2016 first round pick to Philadelphia (#24, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot), in exchange for Kevin Love from Minnesota.
21st October, 2015NBAMinnesota exercised 2016/17 team option.
23rd October, 2016NBAMinnesota exercised 2017/18 team option.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2013 - 2014Kansas (NCAA)
June 2014 - August 2014Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
August 2014 - presentMinnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

June 29, 2017

Andrew Wiggins
SG/SF, 6’8, 199lbs, 22 years old, 3 years of experience

Given plenty of opportunity in the three years of his career thus far to prove he can do enough with the ball to be “the man”, Wiggins simply has not proven that. The scoring increases, but only because the volume does, and the increase in volume is coming largely from the mid-range area (perhaps in part because Thibodeau looooves a two-pointer off of a curl and always has), while the foul shots decrease. If Wiggins is not going to score efficiently even given his very high 29.0% usage rate, he could at least earn it back elsewhere, but this is not what is happening; Wiggins rebounds unnecessarily poorly, does not excel defensively, and has not improved much if at all as a ball handler. He also needs more than one spin move. Jimmy Butler is here now, to show Wiggins what he could be. But in doing so, he will also highlight what Wiggins isn’t.

Player Plan: One year of rookie scale salary remaining. Extension eligible this sum-mer, which is awkward, as he hasn’t earned it. Still, if that’s the price of doing business, so be it. He’ll have to earn it later. [NB: The Designated Player extension is Towns’s. Wiggins can get the four year one and like it.]