5 Reasons Why Andrew Wiggins Will Be Better Off With Minnesota Timberwolves

By Dave Daniels

5 Reasons Why Andrew Wiggins Will Be Better Off With Minnesota Timberwolves

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Andrew Wiggins is a humble young player with unlimited basketball potential. I admire the way he handled all of the Kevin Love trade talk during the summer. The Canadian small forward should fit like a glove with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Here are my five reasons why he is better off being coached by Flip Saunders.

5. They Actually Want Him

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5. They Actually Want Him

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It is now clear that Wiggins was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers as basically a glorified trade chip, because LeBron James has been pulling the strings on this thing ever since the famed meeting with Dan Gilbert. Flip Saunders actually wanted the rookie small forward. That should count for something.

4. He Could Stay

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4. He Could Stay

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Wiggins might be more inclined to sign an extension with a team that has shown him faith over years of service. The Timberwolves would love to ink the young Canadian to a long-term deal one day.

3. More Touches Will Help His Development

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3. More Touches Will Help His Development

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He would have been playing off of the ball much more with LeBron James, and this trade could end up speeding Wiggins' development. More touches equals more opportunities to improve, which is desirable to Saunders and all of the other fans out in Minnesota.

2. The Fans Will Love Him

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2. The Fans Will Love Him

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Between Zach LaVine and Wiggins, the Timberwolves are going to be a high-wire act in the 2014-2015 season that you should not miss, and it will also help to have the point guard on the next slide tossing them alley-oops.

1. Ricky Rubio

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1. Ricky Rubio

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Ricky Rubio may not be the starting point guard on the Spanish team this summer, but he is signed with the Timberwolves for the foreseeable future. His shooting obviously needs to improve, but the fast break options should be numerous and Wiggins will benefit as a result.

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