Minnesota Timberwolves: Best players of the 2010-19 decade

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Minnesota Timberwolves, Andrew Wiggins
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3. Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins has had a polarizing career since his selection as the first-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Earning Rookie of the Year honors and averaging 16.9 points per game following his outstanding freshman season at Kansas, Wiggins was on a path to superstardom and seemed to have the potential to become an All-Star-caliber NBA player during his career.

Although most would say that he has since failed to live up to expectations and disappointed many Wolves fans in the process, it would be criminal to misplace Andrew Wiggins amongst the top Timberwolves of the decade due to his tremendous expectations as a former Rookie of the Year and first-overall draft choice.

While yes, he has not turned into an All-Star or become a top-five scorer in the league as of yet, Wiggins has put up a ton of points and has showcased his incredible talent throughout his six-plus seasons in the NBA.

Currently second all-time among Timberwolves players in total points with 8,412, Wiggins is having a career-best year in 2019-20, averaging 24.9 points per game (No. 15 in the league) at just 24 years of age.

While he’s not likely to ever be known as a stalwart defender or an elite playmaker despite his vast improvements on both ends over the last few seasons, Wiggins will definitely be remembered by Timberwolves fans for his scoring prowess and mind-blowing athleticism.

Although it seems like he’s lost his affinity for showcasing his elite athleticism via gravity-defying dunks, we’ll always remember Wiggins ridiculous hops and powerful slams early in his career.