Mar 21, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) dunks the ball ahead of Eastern Kentucky Colonels guard Isaac McGlone (5), Glenn Cosey (0) and Marcus Lewis (12) in the first half during the 2nd round of the 2014 NCAA Men

Kevin Love trade: Why Wiggins will be worth the wait

Let’s just say, hypothetically speaking, that I have traveled to Las Vegas to meet up with my high school buddies Jerry, John, and Matt for a night of “what happens in Vegas” fun. Great, now that we’ve established that, let’s also say that by some turn of events, I have been separated from my pals, Hangover-style, and that my phone has been stolen away from me by an escaped performance monkey named ZaZa.

Alright, So I’m lost and they can’t call me. The next question is: Where do they begin looking for me?

My best guess is that being the smart, professional dudes that they are, they’d decide to split up to increase their odds of finding me.  Jerry would probably head over to the all-you-can-eat buffet, John would head to the strip club, and Matt…well, Matt would probably pretend to look for me by the pool.

But do you know where they wouldn’t go looking for me? The casino. That’s right, they wouldn’t go there because they know that I am not a gambling man. I mean why would I risk money on a game called “Craps”?

That being said,  I would bet on Andrew Wiggins.

I believe Andrew Wiggins will be a bona fide “write that check and cash it” NBA star. Sure, he’s raw, but he’s raw like Hercules when he fell off Mt. Olympus, not raw like ground chuck, or Gerald Green coming out of high school.

If not for his well-known and impressive lineage, you could build an argument and convince me that he’s an alien. He’s that freaky. His physical metrics are off the charts, like Obi Wan Kenobi good. His dad played in the NBA, his mom was an Olympian, and Andrew might just be the greatest athlete since LeBron. Check this out:


Because of his immense athletic gifts, Wiggins shows great ability on the defensive end, and if his offense develops as projected, we could be looking at the first offense-defense superstar talent to play in Minneapolis since The Big Ticket Kevin Garnett left town in 2007. In three years, Wiggins could be leading the Wolves not only to the playoffs, but through the playoffs.

Of course, he’ll have tighten up his ball-handling and continue to work on that jump shot, but if he does, we could be talking about a top-five player in the NBA.

I’m getting ahead of myself. First, we have to get him, and it looks like we may to have to wait. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst has reported that Cleveland intends to sign Wiggins to his rookie contract at some point this week. Doing so would mean that Cleveland would be unable to trade him for 30 days.

While there are conflicting reports on Wiggins’ availability, I still believe that he’s on the trade table, and that it’s just a matter of time until Andrew Wiggins is a Minnesota Timberwolf.

I’m willing to bet on it.

Figuratively speaking, of course.

What do you think? Would Andrew Wiggins’ signing signify that Wiggins is off the table? Do you share my confidence that Wiggins will end up as a star player for the Wolves?

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