June 21, 2019, 5:39 pmAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Jake Fischer of SI is reporting that the Wolves have been "actively exploring options" to be rid of Andrew Wiggins and his max contract.
In related news, I am actively exploring options to win the lottery. Minnesota is already regretting their huge payment to Wiggins, and any deal that sends him away would have to either have multiple sweeteners attached or feature the Wolves absorbing awful contracts from other teams. The best path of action is likely going to be investing heavily in pushing Wiggins to the next level and hoping that the production eventually gets close to the hype. He won't be a desirable fantasy target this season.
Source: Jake Fischer on Twitter
May 8, 2019, 9:49 amAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Gersson Rosas, the Wolves new president of basketball operations, indicated on Monday that he would prefer to improve Andrew Wiggins rather than trade him.
Wiggins has failed to develop physically like other lean young players such as Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo while his three-point shooting remains inconsistent. Rosas and presumed coach Ryan Saunders are known for their year-round work ethic and desire to connect with players. The hope is that they will push the right buttons in order for Wiggins to dedicate himself in the weight room and take 1,000 three-pointers every day. The basketball situation in Minnesota looks to be moving to a brand new direction which might create more fantasy opportunities and Wiggins may finally be able to evolve into the superstar everyone thought he would become.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
April 11, 2019, 2:26 amAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins closed the season with 25 points (11-for-20 shooting), five rebounds, four assists and three triples in Wednesday's 95-99 loss to the Nuggets.
Wiggins increased his scoring, posted career-highs in rebounds, assists, blocks and 3-pointers, and raised his free throw percentage from .643 to .702 and…. still finished with top-150/170 value in 8/9-cat leagues (top-125/150 in total value). He took a major step back by shooting a career-worst .410 from the field and it just feels like Wiggins can never get every part of his game working at the same time. He'll continue to be drafted too high because of his upside and natural skills, but Wiggins' fifth season didn't inspire a ton of confidence that he'll put it all together any time soon.
April 9, 2019, 11:24 pmAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins shot 7-for-17 from the floor for 16 points with three boards, three assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Raptors on Tuesday.
Wiggins wasn't taking on the Thunder so he wasn't at his best, but he still proved useful. His usage spiked some with Karl-Anthony Towns sitting, but he still hasn't put it all together for a full season.
April 7, 2019, 7:49 pmAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins posted 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and three 3-pointers while shooting 9-of-15 from the field on Sunday.
Efficient games like this keep fantasy owners coming back to the Wiggins well, though we'd need to see it happen consistently before buying into it. Maybe it'll happen next year. It probably won't.
April 4, 2019, 12:33 amAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points on Wednesday in a win over the Mavs, but his streak of 20-point games ends at seven.
He did add three rebounds, seven assists and two steals to the stat line, so he had a more versatile game than we are used to seeing. However, he did shoot 6-of-15 from the field which is right in line with his season-long percentage of 40.5.
April 2, 2019, 12:09 amAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins extended his 20-point scoring streak to seven games on Monday with a performance of 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one three in 34 minutes.
It's nice to see some good counting stats, but it's even better to see that Wiggins has gone 10-for-10 on his free throws over the past two games. If his field goal percentage stays near 40 percent and his free throw percentage remains near 70 percent, he won't be making any big leaps in value, however.
March 31, 2019, 1:06 amAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Efficient Andrew Wiggins was on full display in Saturday night's home loss to the Sixers, shooting 9-for-18 from the floor, 4-of-4 from the charity stripe and 2-of-5 from behind the arc for a team-high 24 points while adding two blocks.
Wiggins is not known to be the most efficient player but was able to have a great shooting night against the playoff-bound Sixers. Now that the Wolves' season is over from a playoff standpoint, it will be interesting to see if Wiggins is able to take a step forward next year while trying to live up to his lofty draft status. Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 points and seven boards and was not able to take full advantage of playing against backup centers tonight.
March 30, 2019, 12:58 amAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins posted 24 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three treys and one block in Friday night's win over the Warriors.
Wiggins once again struggled from the field as he needed 24 field goal attempts to score 24 points. He also turned the ball over six times essentially negating his solid rebounding total. This marks the fifth time in as many games that Wiggins has scored 20 or more points, but the lack of efficiency and complementary numbers makes him a risky play to say the least.
March 27, 2019, 12:33 amAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points with two steals and two threes in a loss on Tuesday.
Wiggins, unsurprisingly had just three rebounds, three assists and shot poorly from the field (9-for-21) and the free throw line (2-for-5). This is just a reminder that while Wiggins is good for points, he's lacking pretty much everywhere else and shouldn't be on standard teams unless you're in need of scoring.
March 23, 2019, 10:59 pmAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins showed up on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies with 22 points, four rebounds, one assist, a block and a three in 35 minutes.
Wiggins went 9-of-15 from the floor and has been a good streaming option if you're in need for points and triples. Despite his physical tools and playing time, he has never been consistent in putting up good lines and just continues to tease fantasy owners from time to time on what he can become.
March 21, 2019, 9:43 pmAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points with five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer against the Hornets on Thursday.
Wiggins went 8-for-15 from the floor but 3-for-7 at the line. He's a decent streaming source for points and triples but outside of that he can't be relied on for anything. There'll be the occasional line where it makes it tempting to hang onto him, but he just isn't standard-league material.
March 20, 2019, 1:17 amAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Good Andrew Wiggins showed up on Tuesday vs. the Warriors with 20 points, eight rebounds, six assists, a steal and a three in 41 minutes.
He shot 8-for-19, though 7-for-11 inside the arc. You know the drill by now. Wiggins will do this a few times every month or so, but the overall numbers tend to fall short of even standard-league relevance unless you're punting one or both percentages. On the other hand, Josh Okogie efficiently made 6-of-9 shots for 19 points plus three swipes and three treys in perhaps a glimpse at Wiggins' future replacement.