• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Wolves forward Andrew Wiggins named Rookie of the Year

    The NBA selected Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins as its Rookie of the Year for the 2014-15 season, the league announced. Wiggins received 110 of the 130 first-place votes. Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic received the second most first-place votes with 14. By winning the award, Wiggins became the first Tmberwolves player to be named the Rookie of the Year. "It means a lot to me and I know it means a lot to the team to be the first one to win this award," Wiggins said. Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft. He led all rookies in scoring with 16.9 points per game, was fourth in steals (1.05) and fifth in rebounding (4.6). Wiggins was the only rookie and just one of 11 players to start all 82 games this season. When the Timberwolves traded Kevin Love for Wiggins, coach Flip Saunders said the team was looking for a franchise player, which he said they accomplished. "When we traded for Andrew Wiggins, we got that player," he said. "I think he answered his critics and those questions [with his performance]."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Report: Timberwolves' Wiggins to be named Rookie of the Year

    Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins will be named Rookie of the Year Thursday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Timberwolves announced that they and the NBA would hold a press conference Thursday afternoon to make "a major announcement." Coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said during his season-ending media that Wiggins is the cornerstone for where he hopes the franchise is heading. "If you look at the teams that are successful right now…they all have a player who can create, who can create plays out of nothing," Saunders said. "They get to the free-throw line. For the first time, pretty much in this organization, we have a player who can do that." Wiggins led all rookies with 16.9 points and 36.2 minutes per game while seeing action in all 82 games. He shot 43.7 percent from the field while racking up 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and one steal per game. "Offensively, defensively, just being the person that I am off the court, I learned a lot," Wiggins said before his team's final game of the season. "I've grown a lot since [training camp]."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Wolves' F Andrew Wiggins plans to play for Canada in summer

    Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, one of the candidates for NBA Rookie of the Year, said Wednesday that he "definitely" plans to play for the Canadian national team this summer, per the Associated Press. Wiggins, who grew up in Ontario, said that was enough time for his body to recover before preparing for his sophomore campaign with the Wolves. Wiggins is averaging 16.8 points and 4.5 rebounds and has played in every game this season leading into tonight's regular season finale.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    F Andrew Wiggins' 29 points, 10 rebounds not enough in Wolves' loss

    For the second consecutive game Andrew Wiggins scored 29 points as the Timberwolves fell to the Lakers on Friday, 106-98.Wiggins added 10 rebounds and six assists and shot 15 of 16 from the free throw line in the defeat.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Wolves F Andrew Wiggins scores 29 in loss to Trail Blazers

    Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins scored a game-high 29 points in Wednesday night's 116-91 loss to the Trail Blazers. Wiggins went 9 of 22 from the field and hit 11 of 15 free-throw attempts. Wiggins had five rebounds and four assists in 41 minutes of playing time. This is the 25th game in a row that Wiggins scored in double figures.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Andrew Wiggins gets 22 points for Timberwolves in loss

    Small forward Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 22 points in their 97-84 loss to the Magic on Friday.Wiggins has now scored at least 10 points in 48 of the last 50 games.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins scores 25 points in losing effort

    Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points on 8 of 20 shooting from the field in Minnesota's 113-99 loss to the Raptors Wednesday. Wiggins also pulled down five rebounds and dished out five assists in the contest. It was Wiggins' fifth game in his last six games scoring at least 20 points.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Wolves' Andrew Wiggins scores 20 points in losing effort Sunday

    Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins notched his fourth-consecutive 20-point game during Sunday's loss to the Pelicans. Wiggins shot 6 of 15 from the field, but was 8 of 9 from the free-throw line. It was the 25th time Wiggins has scored 20 or more points this season, which leads all rookies. He also added six rebounds and two assists.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins scores team-high 27 vs. Lakers

    Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins scored a team-high 27 points on 8 of 16 shooting in his team's 101-99 overtime loss to the Lakers Wednesday. Wiggins made 10 of his 11 free-throw attempts while kicking in six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals in the loss. He played 49 minutes Wednesday for the second straight game and for the second time in three days. "The good thing about us is we're young, so we don't get tired easily," Wiggins said after the game, per the Associated Press. The Timberwolves will square off with the Rockets in Houston Friday.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Wolves forward Andrew Wiggins plans to be in Minnesota for long haul

    Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins made his feelings known Wednesday when he told reporters that he wants to stay in Minnesota for the foreseeable future, reports CBSSports.com NBA Writer James Herbert. Wiggins was born in Toronto and will play there for the first time Wednesday and was asked if he'd consider playing there. "I love Minnesota. They treat me nice up there," he said. "I plan to be there a very, very, very long time." Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft and is a candidate for the NBA Rookie of the Year. In 66 games, he is averaging 15.7 points and 4.3 rebounds.