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Mar 21, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) dunks the ball ahead of Eastern Kentucky Colonels guard Isaac McGlone (5), Glenn Cosey (0) and Marcus Lewis (12) in the first half during the 2nd round of the 2014 NCAA Men


Andrew Wiggins, G/F Minnesota Timberwolves

He knows it — we all know it, Andrew Wiggins is going to turn out to be an absolute star in this league. Not too many basketball players have been advertised since their high school days and, with Wiggins, another one bites the dust.

The young man has already been through so much early on in his professional career. A little over a month after the Cleveland Cavaliers selected their basketball prodigy with the No.1 overall pick, they traded him away to a completely different situation than Wiggins was anticipating — to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Don’t expect Wiggins to come right out the gate, destroying his competition — that isn’t what is being implied here. It may take him awhile to get a feel for the pros, but eventually he will adapt and become the player we all have hyped him up to be.

It may seem like a sad story for Wiggins, but it may end up being the best scenario for him to showcase his abilities. In Cleveland, he would have been a second scoring option while splitting playing time. In Minnesota, Wiggins will be the face of the franchise. I believe this may be a turning point for the franchise and, with Wiggins and Ricky Rubio, the offense will be one of the most exciting to watch.

The Rookie of the Year Award is Wiggins’ to lose.