Andrew Wiggins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves need each other

    SI "Andrew Wiggins leaves most of the world behind in a single step. His stride is long and sudden, the gift of his mother—an Olympic sprinter. Those athletes able to keep pace can rarely match his wiry strength. The few that do are seldom of his 6'8" standing, and almost never able to meet Wiggins at..." April 05

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Wiggins working hard on improving perimeter jumper. Taking more of them. "If it's not there, sometimes I'll shoot it anyway."

  • Frustrated Sam Mitchell benched Towns, Wiggins, Rubio due to defense

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Milwaukee Bucks went on a 31-7 run that extended across halftime and let them take control of the game against the Timberwolves and cruise to an easy win Friday night. That — specifically the lack of defense — pissed coach Sam Mitchell off. Just 3:52 into the second half he benched..." March 05

  • Wiggins determined to let NBA career evolve on his terms

    Sportsnet "He heard you. Andrew Wiggins could hear the crowd at the Air Canada Centre chanting his name at the Rising Stars Challenge. He could hear the crowd chanting "MVP" even if it was a relatively meaningless exhibition game. "It was great man, there was a lot of love in my hometown," he told..." February 14

  • Report: Andrew Wiggins vexes Timberwolves by skipping weightlift sessions

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves suffered through a miserable 16-win season last year with a teenage shooting guard running point for them. Their reward? The teen, Zach LaVine, picked up valuable ball-handling and distributing experience that should serve him well. Andrew Wiggins, who won Rookie of the..." February 12

  • Wiggins will not enter All-Star weekend Dunk Contest

    The Score "Andrew Wiggins appears to be once bitten, twice shy. The Minnesota Timberwolves sophomore reiterated to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne on Tuesday that he will not enter the upcoming All-Star weekend Slam Dunk Contest. "My story is, I lost in high school, right when I was in the McDonald's All-American..." February 03

  • The Timberwolves need to start getting a lot more from Andrew Wiggins

    Canis Hoopus "Despite the promising 8-8 start to the season, I don't think anyone was realistically expecting the Wolves to make the playoffs this year. They have talent, but it's all either too old or too young. That said, we were expecting the Wolves to be fairly competitive. That has not happened, for a..." February 02

  • Andrew Wiggins not interested in dunk contest, even in his hometown

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have two of the best dunkers in the league in Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins. LaVine won the 2015 slam dunk contest in jaw-dropping fashion and will more than likely defend his crown at February's All-Star weekend. Wiggins, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with the..." January 22

  • LeBron reveals why he left Wiggins out of his 'I'm coming home' letter

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers two summers ago by announcing his mission while making an obvious omission. James needed only 952 words to heal a once-fractured relationship with fans he scorned for a two-ring fling in Miami, making a pledge to bring a title back to his native,..." January 08

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Andrew Wiggins took a fall last night, probably won't play tonight. Told they're trying to get him ready

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Sam Mitchell tells the media that Andrew Wiggins will play tonight. He came into today listed as probable with upper back spasms. #Twolves

  • Wiggins Says Team Canada Loss Worst of His Career

    Basketball Insiders "Just about 24 hours later Team Canada was still coming to terms with one of the most heartbreaking defeats in program history and, to make matters worse, they still had a meaningless bronze medal game to play." September 14

  • Rubio thinks Wiggins 'is going to be an MVP one day'

    Rappler "While on the first day of his tour in Manila for Adidas on Friday, August 21, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio articulated the high level of confidence he has in his team for the upcoming NBA season and in one of his teammates for the future. When asked if he feels the Minnesota..." August 23

  • Wiggins putting himself through wild offseason workout routine

    Fox Sports North "How does Andrew Wiggins look this offseason? Like a light heavyweight. Wiggins, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, isn't resting on his laurels this summer, judging by a recent YouTube video that documented his workout regimen. Working with training partner Seon Holmes, Wiggins, a..." August 15

  • Wiggins pleased with Wolves' fortified roster

    Fox Sports North "Andrew Wiggins was all smiles in Las Vegas on Monday. And perhaps the NBA's reigning rookie of the year should be content. After all, it appears Wiggins and the Timberwolves could be playing for relatively high stakes next season. Speaking after Minnesota's summer-league shootaround in Las..." July 14

  • Wiggins' personal trainer Hanlen working with trio of young Wolves

    Fox Sports North "The NCAA allegations came swiftly and frequently. Former Belmont guard Drew Hanlen never missed a game during his four years in Nashville. But he was ruled ineligible on several occasions, only to be reinstated at the last minute. That's what happens when a Division I athlete runs his own..." June 09

  • Wolves' Wiggins to be named NBA Rookie of the Year

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "In what should come as no surprise to anyone who followed the 2014-15 NBA season, Andrew Wiggins will became the first Timberwolves player to be named the league’s Rookie of the Year, according to a league source. The official announcement will be made Thursday. It was, as many of Wiggins’..." April 30

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    As expected, Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins will be named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year tomorrow, a source said.

  • High pick in draft will provide Wolves with another key player

    Fox Sports North "Considering he's brought a magician and hypnotist to past Timberwolves training camps, it's not that difficult to picture Flip Saunders wearing an oversized turban and black-and-blue robes while gazing into a crystal ball. Heck, now that the season's almost over, the club's president of basketball..." April 15

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Andrew Wiggins says he is definitely playing for the Canadian national team this summer

  • Flip Saunders says Wiggins is only choice for Rookie of the Year

    Twin Cities "You really wouldn’t expect anything else, but Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said there is no question that Andrew Wiggins is the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. “Anyone that throws anything else out, they’re dreaming,” Saunders said. “He is the most dominant rookie. He’s playing in a situation..." March 31

  • Andrew Wiggins Plans To Remain With Wolves For 'Very, Very, Very Long Time'

    Real GM Basketball "Andrew Wiggins has already been mentioned as a potential addition for the Toronto Raptors due to the franchise being his home team. However, Wiggins expects to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves long term. “I love Minnesota,” Wiggins said. “They treat me nice up there. I plan to be there..." March 19

  • Andrew Wiggins' defensive abilities and potential being tested nightly

    CBS Sports ""On defense, I love challenges and the great scorers that come at you all game.” Just three games into his NBA career, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins was being asked to stop Joe Johnson over and over again. Wolves coach Flip Saunders joked that putting Wiggins on Johnson was..." March 11

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15

  • Flourishing Andrew Wiggins could end up haunting LeBron

    New York Post "While Kevin Love’s every move, shot and word is dissected endlessly in Cleveland, the player he was traded for, Andrew Wiggins, is thriving in Minnesota with Love’s former team. After a slow start, Wiggins hasn’t wasted much time showing everyone why he was considered for years a shoo-in to be..." February 14

  • Was Wiggins traded because he spurned LeBron's agency?

    Waiting For Next Year "As he always does when joining for a segment with Tony Rizzo and WKNR’s “Really Big Show,” basketball scribe Brian Windhorst provided some excellent insight in to the Cleveland Cavaliers and their current wart-filled winning streak. Windy discussed Kevin Love’s offensive struggles, the..." February 05

  • Saunders: Wiggins isn't getting calls he deserves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins went to the free-throw line 12 times Monday in Oklahoma City on his way to a 23-point night, his first 20-point game since he scored a career-high 31 points in Denver nine days earlier. With one hand on his wallet and without elaborating, Wolves coach Flip..." January 28

  • After rapid improvement, Wolves believe Wiggins is just hitting stride

    Fox Sports North "At some point during Andrew Wiggins' demonstrative, season-high 31-point night Saturday at Denver, an official who shall remain anonymous hopped in Flip Saunders' ear. "'Boy, Wiggins,'" the Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations recounts him saying. "'How much he's improved..." January 20

  • Raptors are already thinking about Andrew Wiggins' free agency

    SB Nation "Wiggins won't be an unrestricted free agent for at least six years (!!) but the Raptors are already preparing for when the time comes, according to a report. The Toronto Raptors are already looking to potentially bring Andrew Wiggins home when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, reports..." January 15

  • Rumor: Andrew Wiggins’ father says son will compete in All-Star Dunk Contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is far, far from official… but we pretty much all knew that the NBA was going to invite high flying No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins to the All-Star Saturday Dunk Contest. So this tweet from Hoopshype Canada seems very realistic. For the record, the All-Star Saturday Dunk Contest will take place..." January 15

  • Andrew Wiggins' rise is just beginning

    SB Nation "Andrew Wiggins sometimes looks like a savvy 39-year-old veteran and other times like a 29-year-old athlete at the peak of his life and athletic abilities. He also looks like the 19-year-old that he is, but that's happening less and less often. The Timberwolves only have one win since November,..." January 02

  • Kobe Bryant says he sees reflection of himself in Andrew Wiggins

    Pro Basketball Talk "On one side you saw one of the game’s all-time greats reaching a new milestone and not letting up. Kobe Bryant is still performing, still putting up impressive numbers at age 36 (coming off two major surgeries) and in passing Michel Jordan on the all-time scoring list he is a testament to getting..." December 15

  • Brett Brown 'expected' the Sixers to draft Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas

    CBS Sports "Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said this week, before the Sixers finally mercifully got a win, that before the lottery he had expected the team to draft Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas. Instead, the Sixers fell, and Sam Hinkie punted on the best draft in seven years, getting Joel Embiid (out..." December 04

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Flip makes it official, Andrew Wiggins starting with Rubio, Brewer, Young and Pek. #Twolves #EyesOnTheRise

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    Andy Greder @twolvesnow

    Asked of #Twolves starters, Flip Saunders told @105theticket youngsters to be interspersed w/ vets. Noncommittal on Andrew Wiggins starting.

  • Anthony Bennett blocks out Kevin Love trade talk, helps Andrew Wiggins

    Toronto Star "It has been an unusual summer to say the least for two of Canada’s top young basketball players. Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett have been front and centre in off-season NBA talk, with the Cleveland Cavaliers expected to send them to Minnesota with a first-round pick for all-star forward..." August 19

  • Cavs, Wolves trade involving Love, Wiggins matter of when, not if

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves were engaged in serious Kevin Love trade talks with no teams other than the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, adding to the growing belief around the NBA that Love teaming up with LeBron James is inevitable, according to sources briefed on the situation. After..." July 31

  • Report: Cavaliers to sign Andrew Wiggins as early as Wednesday

    Pro Basketball Talk "We passed along the report a couple of days ago that the Cavaliers were expected to sign Andrew Wiggins to his rookie contract sometime this week, and discussed at the time how that may or may not impact any trade talks Cleveland has going with the Timberwolves on a potential deal for Kevin..." July 22

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Cavs to sign No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins to a standard 2-year rookie contract with two option years,source told Yahoo. @twithersAP broke story

  • Cavs, Andrew Wiggins near deal

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to sign No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract in the coming week, according to sources close to the process. Sources told that the Cavaliers' delay in signing the former Kansas star has nothing to do with the prospect of Wiggins..." July 21

  • Coach K: "Not one second of hesitancy, I'd trade (Wiggins) for Kevin Love"

    CBS Sports "In an interview with John Feinstein on CBS Sports radio, Duke and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski broke down what he would do in the Cleveland Cavaliers' position of trying to decide whether to trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love. The verdict? He'd trade for Love. Click here to listen to the..." July 21

  • Wiggins' reps told no trade with Wolves including Love coming

    CBS Sports "Ever since the Cleveland Cavaliers won this year's draft lottery, there has been speculation that they might trade the No. 1 pick. They've said all the right things about keeping Andrew Wiggins since selecting him, but could he possibly be on the move? USA Today reported that his representatives..." July 10

  • Andrew Wiggins signs $10-12 million Adidas contract

    USA Today "Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the June draft, has reached a shoe and apparel deal with Adidas, a person familiar with the deal told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the deal until..." July 09

  • Cavs Pick Andrew Wiggins at No. 1

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. With their third No. 1 pick in four years, the Cavaliers are hoping to add a second star to the roster with Kyrie Irving. They failed to add a star with Anthony Bennett last season,..." June 27

  • Waiting for Wiggins

    ESPN "The mantra here has been very clear, which is to compete for championships. History, for the most part, especially recently, especially in the current environment, with the current rules and the current collective bargaining agreement, history has been reasonably clear that superstar players..." June 25

  • Cavs torn between Wiggins and Parker heading into draft

    ESPN "Just two days before the NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers are split on whether to take Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins with the top overall pick, multiple sources told "They are torn," one source close to the situation told "They met for three hours, and all they talked..." June 24

  • Andrew Wiggins -- Questioned By Cops Over Nightclub Stabbing ... Not Considered Suspect

    TMZ "NBA prospect Andrew Wiggins was questioned by police about a stabbing outside of a nightclub where he was partying this weekend ... but he's NOT considered a suspect ... TMZ Sports has learned. We know ... Wiggins was at Time nightclub in Toronto -- partying with Juicy J from Three 6 Mafia --..." June 24

  • Oddsmaker sets Wiggins as favorite to be No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    SI "An ill-timed foot injury for Joel Embiid has opened the door for Andrew Wiggins to become the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft. So says oddsmaking service Bovada, which has installed Wiggins as a 1/2 favorite to go No. 1 on Thursday. Jabari Parker is listed at 7/5, while Embiid is listed at..." June 24

  • Cavs and 76ers are reportedly focusing on Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins, respectively

    Yahoo! Sports "As the recently concluded NBA Finals becomes part of the league's history, basketball fans can now safely turn their attention to the looming offseason. As usual, the period starts with next Thursday's NBA Draft, a night when every prospect turns into a potential All-Star and every franchise sets..." June 17

  • Wiggins' visit to Sixers is cloaked in secrecy "One thing is certain: The 76ers are entertaining the player they're targeting in the NBA draft for a couple of days. But no one outside of the parties involved really knows how Andrew Wiggins' visit to Philadelphia is coming along. The 6-foot-8 swingman, who left Kansas after his freshman..." June 17

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