Andrew Wiggins was supposed to become Cleveland Cavaliers savior after getting drafted first overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, but that won't happen now.
Ever since the return of LeBron James, Andrew Wiggins has just become a sideshow in Cleveland. When the Cavaliers selected their third first overall pick in four years, fans and commentators felt like finally they selected a player worthy of going first overall.
But Wiggins won't even get a chance to prove his worth for the Cavaliers because of a trade agreement that will see him shipped off to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The former Kansas player has become the key piece of bait that will see NBA superstar Kevin Love take his basketball services from the Timberwolves to the Cavaliers for the upcoming season and beyond.
All NBA fans know that by now, but what most might not know is that Wiggins can't wait to be traded.
"When all this trade stuff started, I talked to Andrew and Andrew told me, ‘I hope I get traded,’ ” Kansas coach Bill Self explained. “And I’m like, ‘No you don’t.’ And he said, ‘Coach, I do. It’s better for me, knowing my personality and what I need to do, to go somewhere where I’m forced to be something as opposed to going in there where they’re going to be patient with me and I’m going to be a piece.’"
Now obviously we have to believe the Kansas coach's version of events, but it's highly likely that they are correct. You can't imagine he would want to sell his former star down the river.
Back to Wiggins comments, and those quotes can surely only make fans impressed at his attitude. It would be so easy for Wiggins to go into his shell and not trust anyone going forward.
But Wiggins is going all out and is excited about the prospect of going to play for a team that actually wants him. Yes he will become the main man in Minnesota, but that responsibility is something that Wiggins is willing to take.
Credit to the young man, maybe this excellent attitude is something that can drive him on to become an NBA superstar.