It was a glorious late summer day in Minneapolis, and for Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, their futures now look just as glorious as the sky was during their introduction as the newest cornerstones of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
I have written in this very same space just how much Wiggins and Bennett needed this fresh start. Wiggins can finally rest easy knowing that he has a home in Minnesota. Bennett can look forward to the fact that he can show the world why nobody should call him a draft bust just yet.
Many people can say that the Cleveland Cavaliers were the winners of this trade, and they would be right. However, the real winners were Wiggins and Bennett. The two youngsters will now be free from the pressures of chasing after championships, and focus on getting their NBA careers off the ground.
Wiggins will be let loose to unleash his offensive talent on the rest of the league, and Bennett will be heavily featured in the Wolves’ rotation. If you look closely at Minnesota’s lineup, it is very talented.
With the addition of Wiggins and Bennett, Minnesota could possibly be talking playoffs within the next two years. Are they playoff material now? No, but they could be in the near future, and that enough should get Timberwolves fans excited.
Wiggins and Bennett will be the cream of the crop in Minnesota, and when these two are playing in the All-Star game in 2017, I will refrain from saying I told you so.