TAG: Andrew Wiggins

GIFs, Latest News / Oct 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Video: Andrew Wiggins And Zach LaVine Dub Themselves “Bounce Brothers”

Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine

Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine must prove themselves before supplanting Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan as basketball’s best pair of dunkers. Should they manage to eventually to do so, though, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ high-flying rookies already boast a superior nickname to the “Lob City” tandem’s: The Bounce Brothers. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Minnesota Timberwolves Are Trying To Push Andrew Wiggins To Greatness

Andrew Wiggins

For a number one pick of the most ballyhooed NBA draft in over a decade, Andrew Wiggins faced an outsized amount of scrutiny leading up to it. Even louder than questions that his relatively raw package of his skills would never catch up this supreme athleticism, though, was a critique that Wiggins didn’t have the necessary alpha dog mentality befitting a franchise cornerstone. Now entrenched as such with the Minnesota Timberwolves after a hectic few months later, Wiggins’ team is doing everything it can to make sure that concern doesn’t come to fruition. Read More »

Video / Oct 10, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Ricky Rubio Finds Andrew Wiggins On The Break For Huge, Two-Handed Alley-Oop

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (photo. NBA YouTube)

This is the first of many alley-oops from Ricky Rubio to Andrew Wiggins that will take place at Target Center over the next few years. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Oct 8, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Andrew Wiggins Shows Off All-Around Ability In Preseason Opener

Andrew Wiggins

It’s been an up-and-down summer for Andrew Wiggins. He was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, then found out he would be playing with LeBron James. Except, he got dealt to the Timberwolves in August as part of a package — including Anthony Bennett — for the Cavs to acquire Kevin Love. If his first preseason game is any indication, we think ‘Wolves fans will *love* Wiggins just as much as they ever did their former power forward. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Wiggins Showing Flashes Of Ability, Defensive Impact Early

Andrew Wiggins

Natural ability won’t keep Andrew Wiggins from superstardom. The top overall pick of June’s draft is blessed with a combination of length and explosiveness matched by just a few players in the world. Questions surrounding Wiggins since his days as a high school phenom have always been whether or not his skill game will ever catch up to his supreme athleticism, queries to which we still don’t have an answer after the rookie’s first days of practice with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 am

Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine Show Out At Timberwolves’ Dunks After Dark Event

Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins

The Minnesota Timberwolves opened training camp for the 2014-2015 season in style, hosting a midnight madness-style practice at Minnesota State University. Admitted free of charge, hordes of excited fans packed the rafters of Bresnan Arena to welcome the new-look ‘Wolves, highlighted by Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and rookie high-fliers Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Read More »

GIFs, Video, Video Games / Sep 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

New NBA 2K15 Trailer Shows Off D-Rose, KD, LeBron, Harden’s Euro-Step & More

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin

Maybe it’s the soundtrack — A Tribe Called Quest‘s kinetic masterpiece, “What’s the Scenario,” with the first time Busta Rhymes got some shine after his rapid-fire verse — but the “Momentus” trailer for NBA 2K15 is our favorite so far. Featuring seemingly every player you want to see next season, but also some of their signature moves, this gameplay-heavy release from 2K Sports is just the thing to cure any autumnal doldrums. Read More »

Smack / Sep 19, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Andrew Wiggins Says He’s Glad To Have More Freedom With Minnesota

Andrew Wiggins

The NBA career of Andrew Wiggins has been a whirlwind before it’s even started. Drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers to be their superstar wing of the future, his prospects with the Cavs were drastically altered two weeks later when LeBron James decided to return home. Wiggins went from surefire starter and major contributor to opportunistic understudy ready to learn from the game’s best player. But then the Kevin Love trade rumors swirled almost sooner than he could adjust to his new circumstances, calling their short- and long- term viability into question in the first place. Until finally, after weeks of rumors and reports refuted and substantiated, Wiggins was officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in late August. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Sep 16, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Timberwolves Will Open Training Camp With Wiggins, LaVine Dunk-Off

Zach LaVine

Who wanted to wait until February’s All-Star break anyway? According to a report, the Minnesota Timberwolves will open training camp for the 2014-2015 season with a midnight madness-style event featuring a dunk contest between high-flying rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 1, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Building The Brand: Players Who Deserve Their Own Signature Line

adidas Crazylight Boost

When Nike took a chance in 1984-85 to give a rookie out of North Carolina by the name of Michael Jordan his own sneaker line, the marketing world in sports changed forever. Nike has become one of the most recognized brands in the world, while MJ has built an empire that is producing millions from retro releases. Read More »