Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

26-Year-Old ForwardF
Golden State Warriors
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Wiggins' per-game numbers last season (18.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists) don't pop off the page, but the veteran did a few things to boost his fantasy value. First, he averaged a block per game over the course of the campaign, finishing as one of only three guard-eligible players to accomplish that feat. Second, Wiggins posted career-best marks from the field (47.7 percent) and from beyond the arc (38.0 percent), offsetting a three-point scoring dip from his previous campaign. Collectively, the 26-year-old's output amounted to mid-round fantasy value on a per-game basis, which is essentially where he has fallen throughout the course of his career. The 2014 first-overall draft pick will likely never produce at a level congruent to his NBA draft position, but he offers durability (he's missed one or zero games in five of his seven professional campaigns) and stable scoring in the high-teens to low-20s. The eventual return of Klay Thompson could cut into Wiggins' offensive opportunities a bit, and he doesn't do enough as a rebounder or distributor to warrant vast enthusiasm as a fantasy pick, but he should once again slide in as a boring-but-useful selection in the middle rounds of drafts, especially if he is able to repeat the shooting efficiency he displayed last season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $147.71 million contract extension with the Timberwolves in October of 2017. Traded to the Warriors in February of 2020.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Andrew Christian Wiggins was born in Toronto in 1995. His father, Mitchell, played collegiate basketball at Florida State before featuring at the NBA level with the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers. Wiggins' mother, Marita, was a track star at Florida State who represented Canada in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. Both of Wiggins' brothers, Nick and Mitchell Jr., played collegiate basketball -- at Wichita State and Southeastern University, respectively. Wiggins started his high school career at Vaughan Secondary School in Ontario before transferring to Huntington Prep in West Virginia for his final two years. In his first year at Huntington Prep, Wiggins averaged 24.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.7 blocked shots, leading his team to a 29-2 season and capturing the 2012 Gatorade West Virginia Boys Basketball Player of the Year Award. The following season, he averaged 23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.5 assists per game as the Highlanders finished the year with a 30-3 record. Wiggins then spent a year at the University of Kansas. The 2014 No. 1 pick is active in his pursuit of community service. He made headlines for donating $22 to charity for every point he scored during the 2018-19 NBA season. Wiggins and his family also run the Andrew Wiggins Foundation, which supports youth athletic organizations. You can follow Wiggins on Twitter and Instagram @22wiggins. Wiggins racked up awards in his lone college season. He was named to the 2013-14 All-Big 12 first team and the 2014 All-Big 12 Tournament first team as well as winning 2013-14 Big 12 Rookie of the Year. He finished fourth in the Big 12 in points with 597, setting a Kansas freshman record in the process. The star freshman led the Jayhawks in points (17.1), field goals (5.4) and steals (1.2) per game, and he ranked third on the squad with 5.9 rebounds per game. He helped lead Kansas to the 2013-14 regular season Big 12 title and into the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Wiggins entered the 2014 NBA Draft after one year at Kansas. He was selected first overall in the draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, then traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves before the start of the 2014-15 NBA season.

Plays 33 minutes despite injury
FGolden State Warriors
November 30, 2021
Wiggins totaled 10 points (4-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal across 33 minutes during Tuesday's 104-96 loss to the Suns.
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Wiggins looked hobbled in the loss, a clear sign his back injury was taking a toll. The fact he was able to play at all does bode well for his immediate future. That being said, the medical staff could very well opt to play it safe given their record, meaning those invested in Wiggins might want to just keep an eye on the injury report ahead of Friday's rematch.
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Wiggins was dealt to the Warriors in early February as part of a deal that brought a host of players back to the Timberwolves. The 2014 No. 1 overall pick has pieced together some solid campaigns for the Timberwolves but has never really quite lived up to his lofty draft stock. After a couple of down seasons in Minnesota, Wiggins bounced back in 2020 with his best effective field-goal percentage to date (50.4) and the second-best true shooting mark of his career (53.6). Those numbers were even better -- a 54.2 true shooting percentage and 51.1 effective field-goal percentage -- during his brief stint with the Warriors. That said, it's unlikely Wiggins will enjoy the same 25.4 usage percentage he accumulated with the Warriors late in the season with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green set to rejoin the mix in 2020-21, plus the addition of Kelly Oubre. That could hinder Wiggins' ability to improve on or even match those numbers in his first full season with Golden State.
Wiggins only minimally increased his field goal attempts and scoring average last year, despite Jimmy Butler's trade to the 76ers 10 games into the season. After his No. 1 selection in 2014 and Rookie of the Year honors, Wiggins increased his scoring average in each of his first three seasons, reaching an apex of 23.6 points in the 2016-17 season. He's failed to hit the 20-point threshold since, but his production in 2018-19 was encouraging. Wiggins played a career-low 34.8 minutes per game in 73 appearances, and his averages per 36 minutes were up across the board. He averaged career bests in rebounds (4.8), assists (2.5) and three-pointers (1.6) per game. Wiggins closed the season on a tear, averaging 21.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists over the final 12 games. His career-best 1.7 combined blocks/steals should give fantasy owners hope that Wiggins can improve upon defensive deficiencies that have nagged him throughout his career, though Wiggins is far more valuable on the offensive end of the floor. A volume scorer throughout his career, he'll be the clear number two option in the Minnesota offense behind Karl-Anthony Towns.
The arrival of Jimmy Butler last summer meant that Wiggins' production was likely to take a hit, and that was ultimately the case in 2017-18. With Butler finding his fit in Minnesota, Wiggins attempted 3.2 fewer field-goals per game, resulting in his scoring dipping from 23.6 to 17.7 points per game. Unfortunately for Wiggins, the decrease in volume also coincided with a drop in efficiency. Wiggins hit just 43.8 percent of his field goals -- the lowest mark since his rookie season -- and his free-throw percentage inexplicably fell from 76 percent to an unsightly 64 percent. Wiggins' game revolves around his ability to put the ball in the basket and defensive flaws have always been a major hindrance, from both a Fantasy and real basketball standpoint. While he was able to make some slight improvements on the defensive end (1.7 combined steals/blocks), Wiggins is still a long way away from being an elite Fantasy contributor on that end of the floor, which belies his physical abilities. Looking on the bright side, Wiggins has been one of the NBA's iron men since entering the league in 2014. He managed to play and start all 82 games for the third time in four seasons. Looking ahead, his role will likely remain much the same heading into 2018-19, as the Wolves bring back virtually the same core and coaching staff. Barring an injury to either Karl-Anthony Towns or Jimmy Butler, Wiggins will be fighting for touches on the offensive end and based on his most recent production, he'll battle more closely with Jeff Teague for the role of the third scoring option. Fantasy owners willing to take the risk should be able to grab Wiggins with a late-middle-round pick, although his name and pedigree as a former No. 1 overall pick often warrants unfounded hype.
Wiggins has been an increasingly utilized part of the Timberwolves offense over each of the past three seasons. He increased his field-goal attempts per game from 13.9 his rookie season, to 16.0 his sophomore season, and finally 19.1 last season. Over that stretch, he’s also managed to increase his effective field-goal percentage – a good sign for his development. Overall last season, Wiggins posted 23.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steal across 37.2 minutes per game. He also shot 45.2 percent from the field and knocked down 1.3 threes per game at a 35.6 percent clip. The addition of Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague to the Wolves may result in Wiggins seeing fewer touches than usual, however. Butler, a wing, averages 23.9 point per game himself. And, while Butler has shown improved ability as a ball-handler and passer, asking him to share the floor with Wiggins will likely result in someone getting the short end of the stick. With Butler undoubtedly the better player, Wiggins will probably end up deferring some of his touches to his new teammate(s). Wiggins certainly has potential to have a great Fantasy season, with a strong possibility to improve his efficiency, though his stock may be plateauing for the first time in his career.
On the heels of a strong rookie campaign, Wiggins entered his sophomore season facing even loftier expectations. While he may have been overshadowed by Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns, Wiggins showed improvement, raising his scoring average by nearly four points per game and shooting a hair under 46 percent from the field. As was the case during his rookie year, Wiggins was more volatile from beyond the arc, closing the season shooting just 30 percent from three-point range on 2.3 attempts per game. However, he was much better over the second half of the season, converting at a 41.3 percent clip after the All-Star break, compared to just 24.4 percent before. Still, considering his physical gifts and high-profile status, Wiggins has yet to play to ascend to the level most expected when he entered the league as the No. 1 overall pick in 2014. Consistency has seemingly been Wiggins’ primary issue. While he recorded 10 30-point games last season, he had 33 games of fewer than 20 points, somewhat of a concerning number from a fantasy perspective for a player who doesn’t put up gaudy assist or rebounding numbers. That said, Wiggins is still very much an unfinished product, and he could hit a new phase in his development as Tom Thibodeau takes over for Sam Mitchell as head coach. Wiggins would be a very profitable middle-round fantasy player if he replicates his 2015-16 season, but if he makes the leap many around the league have been waiting for, he could return third or fourth-round value.
Wiggins was the first-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft but was dealt from Cleveland to Minnesota in the Kevin Love trade last summer. All he did after was average 16.9 points, 2.1 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 0.6 blocks per game en route to Rookie of the Year honors. Expected to be more of a defensive contributor than offensive in his first campaign, Wiggins benefited from a robust 36 minutes played in his rookie season, allowing him to be an excellent source of scoring for fantasy owners. His percentages still leave a bit to be desired (43 percent from the field, 31 percent from three-point-range, and 75 percent from the free-throw line), but those are still solid considering Wiggins is only 20 years old. Now firmly locked in as the Timberwolves' franchise player, Wiggins has tremendous upside due to his role, athletic ability, and improving supporting cast. It's also worth noting that Wiggins was phenomenal after the All-Star break, averaging 20.0 points in his final 29 games. If he can continue his development, particularly by improving his three-point shooting (0.5 three-pointers per game in 2014-15), Wiggins boasts perhaps the most upside of any young player in the NBA this season.
Andrew Wiggins came to Minnesota as part of the trade that sent Kevin Love to Cleveland. One of the most hyped prospects in recent memory, Wiggins will get to grow with the Timberwolves who hope that he is the next superstar wing. The Canadian-born forward spent one year at Kansas, where he averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. Wiggins showed off incredible athleticism and a nose for the ball in college. He could be an excellent offensive rebounder for his position. While he hit just 34 percent of his three-pointers, he has fluid form and should improve from long range as he matures. Other than his currently inconsistent perimeter shot, Wiggins also lacks ball-handling skills, and he tends to drift in games (highlighted by his four-point effort as Kansas lost to Stanford in the NCAA tournament). He scored at least 20 points four times last season, including 41 points in a loss to West Virginia on March 8. Wiggins' point production may be spotty as a rookie, but he will get plenty of playing time and should be matched up defensively against the opponent's top scorer. The rookie may not be able to live up to the hype bestowed upon him, but he should be a quality player who could grow into a superstar.
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Good to go Tuesday
FGolden State Warriors
November 30, 2021
Wiggins (back) will play Tuesday against the Suns, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
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Dealing with back spasms
FGolden State Warriors
Back
November 30, 2021
Wiggins is questionable for Tuesday's contest at Phoenix due to back spasms.
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Grabs seven and blocks two shots
FGolden State Warriors
November 28, 2021
Wiggins totaled 12 points (4-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-6 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 105-90 win over the Clippers.
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Scores 25 in win
FGolden State Warriors
November 27, 2021
Wiggins had 25 points (10-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal across 34 minutes during Friday's 118-103 win over Portland.
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Drops 32 points Sunday
FGolden State Warriors
November 22, 2021
Wiggins closed with 32 points (12-20 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one block in 33 minutes during Sunday's 119-104 victory over the Raptors.
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