Andrew Wiggins RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 ""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 "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 "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 "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" "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    League sources indicate Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins all will be in Milwaukee for #Bucks workouts this week.

  • Cavaliers schedule workouts next week with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kansas freshman forward Andrew Wiggins will work out for the Cavaliers next Wednesday and Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker will do the same on Friday, an NBA source told The Plain Dealer on Friday. Those two, along with Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid, who visited this week, are..." June 14

  • Andrew Wiggins' Camp Prefers 76ers

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers would take Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick and they have actually engaged the Cleveland Cavaliers in regards to trading up. The 76ers wouldn't give up the No. 10 pick to move up from No. 3, but trading Thaddeus Young is a possibility. " June 11

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    Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

    Correction: Andrew Wiggins will work out for Bucks in Santa Barbara THIS week followed by Sixers next weekend

  • Sixers Must Get 2014 Draft Right

    Basketball Insiders "The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t win the lottery as they had hoped, but that doesn’t mean they can’t drastically improve their team on draft night. With the No. 3 and No. 10 picks in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft, the 76ers will have the opportunity to add two potential franchise cornerstones..." May 29

  • Wiggins Says He Should Be No. 1 Pick in NBA Draft

    SNY TV "Andrew Wiggins believes he should be the No. 1 pick in next month’s NBA Draft. And he may well get his wish. “I always put myself No. 1 above anybody else. That’s just me. I got a lot of confidence in myself,” Wiggins said Monday on ESPN’s “First Take.” Both Chad Ford of ESPN and..." May 20

  • Andrew Wiggins’ Desire, Joel Embiid’s Back Among NBA Draft’s Big Questions

    NESN "This might be the best NBA draft class in years — which, admittedly, isn’t saying much — but it still is not without its question marks. Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid and Duke’s Jabari Parker each spent time as the supposed surefire No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft. At some point, one..." April 22

  • Sources: Roc Nation in play for Andrew Wiggins

    CSN Northwest "Kansas freshman pheonom Andrew Wiggins announced today that he will declare for the NBA Draft. The 6-8 athletic forward is a potential No. 1 overall draft pick. According to league sources, Wiggins is in the process of choosing between Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports and one other..." April 01

  • Andrew Wiggins says he will declare for NBA Draft

    Kansas City Star "Bill Self, as he often does, provided the best walk-off line. Andrew Wiggins’ farewell announcement was winding down, and he was asked for about the third time if he’d have had any regrets choosing Lawrence to spend his one season in college before entering the NBA Draft. “I’m grateful I..." April 01

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Wiggins makes it official, declares for NBA Draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "This day has been expected since the day he sent his letter of intent into Kansas, but it is now official. Andrew Wiggins has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. But the potential No. 1 pick did say all the right things at his press conference, next to coach Bill Self. “At the end of the..." April 01

  • Wiggins to enter NBA draft Monday "Andrew Wiggins will announce he's leaving Kansas after one season for the NBA at a news conference on Monday afternoon, sources told The school released a statement that the 6-foot-8 freshman from Canada will make an announcement Monday at 3 p.m. ET. Wiggins averaged 17.1 points..." March 31

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Jerryd Bayless: Wiggins, Parker can ‘learn just as well’ in NBA

    Boston Globe "Celtics guard Jerryd Bayless, who is taking part in a Boys & Girls Club charity event sponsored by Nesquick (details below), answered questions for on the adjustment from college to the NBA for this year’s top draft prospects and on a difficult Celtics season. Question: You went to..." March 25

  • Report: Andrew Wiggins is the 76ers top target "The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 22 straight games, and may not win another the rest of the season. But you'll never believe this. It could be because they're trying to get a high draft pick. Just call it a hunch, I guess. Question is, if the Sixers were to land a top one or two pick, who..." March 21

  • Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck says Andrew Wiggins will play for Boston next year

    Pro Basketball Talk "Underrated moment at the the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and Kings owner Vivek Ranadive were on a panel together, and Ranadive basically accused Boston of tanking. “And what are you doing?” Grousbeck jabbed back. Tanking doesn’t exist (says Adam..." March 13

  • Minus Embiid, Wiggins shows he can carry Kansas for 1 big game, at least "Marcus Smart made sure he drew the boundaries. At least it sounded that way Thursday when the at-times troubled, talented and finally tired 2013 Big 12 player of the year plopped his body in a folding chair after a third meeting this season with Kansas. It sounded a lot like Oklahoma State's..." March 13

  • KU's Andrew Wiggins can burnish his reputation in March

    Kansas City Star "The flight to Madrid had dragged on for nearly half a day, cramped and mind-numbing. Then came a three-hour bus ride. By the time the Canadian teenagers arrived at the basketball gym in Spain, they were jetlagged from the trans-Atlantic travel and stiff from a claustrophobic journey across the..." March 12

  • KU's Andrew Wiggins can burnish his reputation in March

    Kansas City Star "The flight to Madrid had dragged on for nearly half a day, cramped and mind-numbing. Then came a three-hour bus ride. By the time the Canadian teenagers arrived at the basketball gym in Spain, they were jetlagged from the trans-Atlantic travel and stiff from a claustrophobic journey across the..." March 12

  • Basketball Writers Association names 13/14 All-Americans "The 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Team features seven seniors, including forward Doug McDermott of Creighton, who becomes just the 19th player in the 58-year history of the team to earn three-time USBWA All-America honors. Based on regular-season performance, the entire USBWA membership of..." March 12

  • Four freshmen listed among 15 finalists for Wooden Award "The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. The 15 finalists are: (Players listed in alphabetical order) Kyle Anderson (UCLA) Cleanthony Early..." March 08

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