What a mess. Parker is out, Wiggins not as good as scoring indicates, Bogdanovic got benched, Napier sent down, McDaniels can’t hit a shot.
Nikola Mirotic, KJ McDaniels & Andrew Wiggins now head the pack for ROY honors with Jabari out for year
So Rookie of the Year is Wiggins by default now, right? Maybe Mirotic?
Some will probably say Wiggins will have an asterisk with his rookie of year trophy now.
Wizards will start Wall, Beal, Porter, Humphries, Gortat (Pierce out sore right toe) while Wolves stick with Zach, Corey, Wiggins, Young, GD
Gotta think Wiggins will be pumped to hear that Kobe said seeing the rookie on the court was like a reflection of himself 19 years ago.
Andrew Wiggins: "I witnessed greatness. A living legend passing Michael Jordan, who everyone thinks is the best of all time."
Kobe says Wiggins is like "looking at a reflection of myself 19 years ago."
Kobe on Wiggins: "like looking at a reflection of myself 19 years ago"
Andrew Wiggins ties the game at 94 with 1:22 remaining. It's Kobe time.
Much more entertaining Kobe/Wiggins matchup tonight than last month in LA when Wiggins was invisible.
Uh oh. Wiggins steals ball from kobe at midcourt. Suddenly Wolves are within three.
Maybe it's the history, maybe it's the promise of Wiggins, maybe it's the weird career of Lin on display - whatever, really enjoying LAL-MIN
Wiggins has 3 PF's, so the rook will sit with his 10 points (3 of 5 FG's, 4 of 4 FT's). Meanwhile, Boozer's 4th FG already puts LA up 32-27.
Wiggins goes to bench and Kobe finds room to work.
Kobe just drew the 2nd PF on Wiggins, pushing the rookie to the bench. Kobe's typically taken Brewer (probably on him now) in the post.
Fascinating Brewer, Muhammed, Wiggins, Young, Dieng lineup for the Wolves.
Who will pass Jordan's scoring total first: Kobe or Wiggins?
Kobe 0-for-3 early and Wiggins going right at him on the other end.
Andrew Wiggins needs just 32,010 points tonight to tie MJ.
Wiggins torched Kobe with that spin move.
Andrew Wiggins - 2, Ed Davis - 2.
The first points of the game here in Minnesota are from Andrew Wiggins, who was 1 when Kobe started playing in the NBA.
Andrew Wiggins defending Kobe out of the gates. He's got a few inches on the Bean
Wiggins guard Kobe early, and Kobe really making him work. Bryant misses badly on his first shot, however.