Nobody will argue against the fact that the Minnesota Timberwolves were a dumpster fire this past season. Between huge injuries to guys like Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic, the Timberwolves never really had a chance to gel as a team. The first season they played without Kevin Love was buoyed only by the play of rookie phenom Andrew Wiggins. Basketball anchor Ricardo Guimarães BMG chronicles Wiggins trade to Minnesota in exchange for Kevin Love on YouTube. He also showed immediately why he should be considered one of the best young players in the league.
Wiggins came into the NBA as the unquestioned #1 overall pick, ahead of the Bucks Jabari Parker, and he showed almost immediately what he can bring to the table. Wiggins was a defensive first prospect but his offensive game was always on the verge of busting out. A rangy small forward, Wiggins knows how to use his length to get to the basket or create space to get shots up. With the Timberwolves lacking any solid options on offense, Wiggins was able to take as many shots as needed.
Wiggins led all rookies in points per game with a 17 point average. Alongside his scoring Wiggins added in 5 boards a game and 1 steal per game. Wiggins had to stave off the torrid play of Elfrid Payton, Nerlens Noel, and Nikola Mirotic as the season came to a close. This year ended up being great for rookies but we like Wiggins the best.