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February 16, 2015 Updates

Andrew Wiggins never got the opportunity to suit up with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team that selected him first overall in last year’s NBA draft. He was traded to Minnesota before his rookie season even started. But he’s never looked back. “I think it was the best move for me,” Wiggins said this weekend during the NBA all-star festivities. “It gave me more room and put me in a position where I could grow up faster. In the league, that’s always what’s best for you.” National Post

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The defense-void, dunk-filled exhibition served as a glimpse into the coming years for the T'wolves. Spoiler: It looks exciting, flashy and — just maybe — successful. "The future is bright for us," Wiggins said after his 22-point showing. "I think (four is) the most people (from one team) in a rookie-sophomore game. So it just shows a lot for the team. It shows us rising." USA Today Sports

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Gasol and Durant are test cases. The real target will not rise into view for more than six years – Andrew Wiggins. We haven’t heard a whole lot about the Vaughan, Ont., product lately. He plays on the worst team in the league (not counting the Knicks, who are no longer functionally an NBA team). Wiggins’ embarrassing ouster from Cleveland has turned out to be the blessing many guessed it would be. He was a thin presence in the early going, overawed by the pace and size of his peers. Over the last 10 games, something’s clicked. Wiggins is averaging 21 points per in that stretch, and playing smarter defence. He still doesn’t have a jump shot, but that can be taught. Toronto Globe & Mail

That’s a long time from now, but a great deal of what the Raptors are building is being constructed with Wiggins in mind. First off, there’s the team’s $30-million standalone practice facility on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition. It’s a keeping-up-with-the-Joneses thing – few NBA teams still practice at their arena, as the Raptors do. Toronto Globe & Mail

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