In an interview with ESPN on Sunday, No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins said that he just wants to play for a team that wants him. Well, the Minnesota Timberwolves have made it crystal clear that they do indeed want him.
And why not? Although Jabari Parker was the most NBA-ready of the top three picks in the 2014 NBA Draft, Wiggins clearly has the better ceiling. His athleticism will make him a ticket to watch, his defense is solid and once he retools his offense to fit the pros, he will easily be one of the top 20 players in the league in the next three years.
Let’s not kid ourselves here; the Golden State Warriors were never really in contention to get Kevin Love, even if they would have included Klay Thompson in the deal. While Thompson is indeed a talent who can average 20 points a game, he does not have the All-Star cache of Wiggins.
Wiggins will bring excitement back to the Target Center. He will put fans in the stands with his electrifying play, and for the first time in a while, the Timberwolves will actually be a solid draw in the road. Imagine all of the profits Minnesota will be raking in with Wiggins jerseys. Thompson does not have that appeal.
So if this report holds true, the Timberwolves will finally get the player they have always coveted, and Wiggins will have finally found a team that wants him.