NBA Rookie Of The Year Award: Three Strong Candidates In A Wide Open Race

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Mar 11, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward

Andrew Wiggins

(22) against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Timberwolves 106-97. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With the NBA season dwindling down, the Rookie of the Year race is down to three strong candidates and still very much a wide open affair

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Andrew Wiggins appears to have the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award wrapped up after a strong start to the season which saw him win Rookie of the Month honors for the first four months of the season.

That accomplishment saw Wiggins be the first rookie since Damon Stoudamire to win the Rookie of the Month award four consecutive times.

When you throw into the mix is reporting most general managers will vote Wiggins as Rookie of the Year, it seems like a slam dunk that “Maple Jordan” will be named Kia’s Rookie of the Year.

Not so fast.

Here are a couple of candidates — including Wiggins — that are worthy of being named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year this season.

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