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Andrew Wiggins | Guard/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (19) / 2/23/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 200
College: Kansas
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Andrew Wiggins (back) will not play against the Bucks on Wednesday.
He has a lower back contusion and he should be ready to start the season. Wiggins' exact role is unclear, but considering how few playmakers the Wolves have on offense, you'd think he gets his chances to score. If you want him, you can probably look to grab him around pick 70, but there are some more proven studs at that ADP. Oct 22 - 6:38 PM

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Andrew Wiggins is unlikely to play on Wednesday due to swelling after a hard fall in Sunday's exhibition.

Wiggins' backside swelled up overnight but it doesn't sound serious and he should be considered day-to-day. Whether or not he's in the starting lineup on opening night, Wiggins should work his way into a fantasy-worthy role before long.
Oct 22 - 12:40 AM

Andrew Wiggins will not play on Tuesday after taking a hard fall on his backside in his last game.

"He's sore...at this point he's probably 50-50," Flip Saunders said. Corey Brewer will start in his place, while Wiggins should be considered day-to-day.
Oct 21 - 7:05 PM

Andrew Wiggins made 2-of-7 from the field in Sunday's win over the Thunder for eight points with two rebounds, one assist and three steals.

He didn't turn the ball over in 23 minutes and the steals were nice, so this game wasn't a lost cause. Wiggins went down hard after a collision, but there is no reason to be concerned. He will likely start slow, so that's just something to think about if you want to reach for him in the middle rounds.
Oct 20 - 9:40 AM

Andrew Wiggins played 30 minutes against the 76ers on Friday, making 5-of-10 from the field for 11 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He caught a beautiful alley-oop from Ricky Rubio and the transition is going quite smoothly so far. Wiggins is certainly going to go through his slumps in his rookie season, but he has an undeniably high ceiling and is worth a look in the middle rounds as long as you're not passing on a stud.
Oct 10 - 11:47 PM

Andrew Wiggins shot 4-of-11 from the field in his preseason debut on Tuesday for 18 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and two 3-poitners.

He shot 8-of-10 from the line and looked pretty good. Wiggins did only have one shot from within eight feet, which was also a problem for him at summer league. The three blocks are a big plus and there's a chance he has a noteworthy output in that department. If you have Wiggins as a target in the middle rounds, tonight should be encouraging.
Oct 7 - 9:35 PM

Andrew Wiggins will start at SF for the Wolves on Tuesday, as coach Flip Saunders juggles his lineup with Kevin Martin (strained adductor) unavailable.

Ricky Rubio will start at PG with Corey Brewer at SG, Wiggins at SF, Thaddeus Young at PF and Gorgui Dieng at C. It's a lineup which Saunders admitted gives Minnesota precious little shooting on the court, and typifies the experimental lineups that often surface early in the preseason.
Oct 7 - 7:00 PM

Coach Flip Saunders will not indicate if he's going to start Andrew Wiggins on opening night.

Saunders is more concerned with who will finish the game, which sounds like a hint that he likes what Wiggins has to offer. If summer league was any indication, he'll likely shoot a poor percentage this season due to poor shot selection. On the other hand, he could provide nice totals in blocks, steals, rebounds and 3-pointers.
Oct 4 - 5:55 PM

Andrew Wiggins has the potential to be an "elite defender" in the NBA, according to Wolves president/coach Flip Saunders.

"There’s no question he has the ability to be a very, very, very good defender," Saunders said. "We just have to keep working on his fundamentals and let his fundamentals catch up with his athleticism." Wiggins is the early favorite to start at SF ahead of Corey Brewer, and his current 9-cat ADP of 59.2 strikes a reasonable balance between his upside and the risk of drafting a rookie without a guaranteed starting gig.
Sep 28 - 8:08 PM

Andrew Wiggins is "liking" the Wolves offense, adding, "All the plays are really coming together ... It kind of fits my playing style."

He'll be learning on the job throughout his rookie season, but he's poised to help fantasy owners even if he initially comes off the bench behind Corey Brewer -- coach Flip Saunders hasn't committed to starting Wiggins just yet. With Ricky Rubio pacing the Wolves' offense, Wiggins is worth a late-middle round pick for fantasy owners willing to take a minor gamble.
Source: Dime Mag
Sep 21 - 8:43 PM

Coach Flip Saunders was non-committal when asked about Andrew Wiggins starting.

He's expected to start and push Corey Brewer to the bench. The Wolves don't really have much scoring in their starting lineup, so they will need someone like Wiggins. He's a risky mid-round fantasy pick with upside.
Sep 17 - 8:58 PM

Andrew Wiggins is expected to work out with the Wolves later this week.

The Wolves already have Kevin Martin, Corey Brewer, Zach LaVine and Robbie Hummel working out, and all of them could be fighting for minutes with Wiggins. The No. 1 pick of the 2014 draft is expected to start and serves as a risky pick in the middle of fantasy drafts.
Sep 15 - 11:27 AM

Andrew Wiggins' high school coach Rob Fulford said that Wiggins could "care less what LeBron James thinks of him."

"I think this whole process with the trade rumors, he could care less," said Fulford. "That kid just wants to play basketball. The fact that LeBron never reached out to him, Andrew could care less what LeBron James thinks of him." Wiggins had one of the stranger routes to the NBA for an extremely highly touted No. 1 overall pick, but the drama is now behind him, and he can start his career in Minnesota. Wiggins will have plenty of opportunity on a rebuilding Timberwolves team, and he profiles as a solid mid-round selection in this year's fantasy drafts.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 24 - 9:31 AM

Coach Flip Saunders scouted Andrew Wiggins and said he's the most ready-made, two-way player in the 2014 draft class.

Considering how the Wolves don't really have any guard or wing who can create in isolation, Wiggins is a good bet to start in his rookie season. Saunders also said Wiggins is capable of guarding any position except center, which also could help him get playing time. As long as you're not reaching too much, Wiggins could make a big impact for your fantasy team in his first season.
Aug 23 - 3:38 PM

Andrew Wiggins has officially been traded to the Wolves.

The Wiggins era didn't last long in Cleveland and the NBA stopped selling his jersey quickly. He'll wear No. 22 with the Wolves and is a good bet to crack the starting lineup given their lack of playmaking scorers. Wiggins is a solid mid-round target in fantasy leagues, as long as you're aware he could have trouble with efficiency early in his career.
Aug 23 - 2:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Mo Williams
3J.J. Barea
4Brady Heslip
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Zach LaVine
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Corey Brewer
3Shabazz Muhammad
4Robbie Hummel
5Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng
3Ronny Turiaf