Andrew Wiggins performed at a higher level than every other rookie in the league throughout the season and it is no surprise that he has received the award for the top rookie in the league.
He recently finished his first year with the Minnesota Timberwolves and although their season was not a success, his first year in the league was. He was the most prominent player on the team for much of the season and perhaps next year will be better for the team overall.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been one of the worst teams in the NBA for several seasons and at the end of the 2014-2015 season, they finished with a record of 16-66, the worst team in the league.
Andrew Wiggins was picked No.1 overall in the 2014 draft and despite his team’s awful record, he has been able to make a difference on the court. Over the course of his rookie season, he was able to average 16.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while playing all 82 games in his first season.
Another end of the year award has already been handed out as well for defensive play, with Kawhi Leonard receiving the honors. However, Draymond Green seemed to be everyone’s favorite and received the most votes, comparing his loss to when Al Gore lost the presidency.
In order to win the award, the young star received 110 first-place votes and 604 total points in the voting. Chicago’s Nikola Mirotic finished second and Philadelphia’s Nerlens Noel was third.
Andrew Wiggins named 2014-15 Rookie of the Year. Nikola Mirotic finished second, Nerlens Noel third. Full results: pic.twitter.com/CW2N5FRusX
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) April 30, 2015
Wiggins was initially drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he was traded to the Timberwolves during the draft in a trade that sent Kevin Love to the Cavs. That worked well for the Cavs up until he suffered a shoulder injury that will likely keep him out for the remainder of the playoffs.
Andrew Wiggins is a rising NBA star and his play has been hyped up ever since he was a teenager growing up in Toronto. He played one year at Kansas before making his transition to the NBA and now plays for a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in 11 years.