Andrew Wiggins had his ups and downs as a rookie, but the end result was that he was just about the only member of his rookie class you could rely on for Fantasy purposes all season long. He averaged at least 12.3 points per game in each month of the season, and peaked with an incredible January that saw him shooting 47.1 percent from the field while averaging 19.8 points per game. He had his struggles at times, to be sure, and basically abandoned the 3-pointer in the second half of the season, so he's a ways away from being an elite Fantasy option. Still, with his defensive potential only adding to an offensive game from which we have seen flashes of brilliance, Wiggins is going to be a big-time breakout candidate this season. The Wolves are a deeper team than they were a year ago, but Wiggins is sure to remain the focal point, so don't expect any slippage. He will carry the load and play a bunch of minutes as well, so Wiggins should be selected in the top-50 overall in any Fantasy formats.
Wiggins poured in 23 points (9-22 FG, 5-6 FT) and added three rebounds and an assist over 32 minutes in Saturday's 106-105 victory over the Trail Blazers. Wiggins continued his recent stretch of strong offensive play, and sank two key free throws late in the fourth quarter to help the Timberwolves keep pace with the Trail Blazers. Outside of a seven-point outlier versus the Clippers on Mar. 30, Wiggins has tallied double-digit scoring in every game since Jan. 31. He's enjoyed an excellent second half of the season, and is averaging 24.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals over the last five games.
Wiggins scored 32 points with five rebounds and four assists in 42 minutes in Tuesday's overtime win at Golden State. Wiggins is finishing the season strong by averaging 28.7 points in his last three games and providing key scoring in a signature win for the T-Wolves that could foreshadow an improvement next season.
Wiggins scored 30 points (12-21 FG, 5-5 FT, 1-3 3Pt) to go along with four rebounds, two assists and two steals across 41 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Mavericks. Wiggins enjoyed his second straight game as an efficient shooter, draining 11 field goals in each contest. He has produced little other than scoring of late and endured a seven-point clunker Wednesday, but Wiggins' 86 combined points in the other three games this week indicate that he could be winding the season down on a high note for a Minnesota team that is building for the future.
Wiggins scored 24 points (11-21 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-2 FT) while adding two rebounds and a steal in 37 minutes during Friday's loss to the Jazz. His neck didn't seem to be an issue, and Wiggins looks set to finish the campaign on a high note. His scoring has been extremely consistent, and he's averaged at least 19 points a game in every calendar month this season, but his secondary contributions remain a work in progress.
Wiggins (neck) will play Friday against the Jazz, Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN reports. This was expected, as Wiggins was given the probable tag despite sitting out of Thursday's practice with a sore neck. It doesn't appear that Wiggins will be under any sort of restriction and should be good to go as usual against Utah.
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