The NBA awarded Andrew Wiggins the 2015 Rookie of the Year and that is one of the best news Minnesota Timberwolves fans have received all year.
But what could make that sweeter is Wiggin’s commitment to stay with the team forever.
During the awarding, Andrew Wiggins told the press how happy he is to win the award and added that he wants to belong to the franchise forever.
”I hope I’m here forever, I hope.
It would be nice,” Wiggins told the media via Yahoo! Sports .
He also believes that there is a bright franchise ahead of this team and there is no such thing as a curse.
”I don’t believe there’s any curse or nothing like that,” Wiggins said.
”We just needed the right pieces.
I feel like now we’ve got them.
We’ve got a nice young core.” ”It’s been great up here,” Wiggins said.
”Everybody’s been showing me love.
It’s not too busy up here.
It’s cold, just like Toronto.
I’m used to it.
I couldn’t really ask for nothing more up here.
I like it up here,” he added.
Despite their mediocre team standing this season, that gives them the chance to draft another two-way player like Karl-Anthony Towns or prospects that can contribute right away like D’Angelo Russell or Jahlil Okafor in this year’s draft.
Flip Saunders also expressed his joy as he believes they finally have the player that can turn things around and is a major game changer.
”When I first came here a couple years ago, I met with (owner Glen Taylor) and said the No.1 thing we had to do to build a franchise and develop that culture was to get a game-changing type player,” coach and team president Flip Saunders said.
”A player that was a two-way type player that could play offense, could play defense.
Last year, Aug.
23, when we traded for Andrew Wiggins we got that type of player.
And we were ready and set to go.” Timberwolves GM Milt Newton seconds that motion and he said that they got the upper hand in the Kevin Love trade.
”We hit a home run in this trade,” said Timberwolves GM Milt Newton.
”The talent level is undeniable.
The talent level is one that he can be a perennial All-Star for years and years to come.
He is the cornerstone that when we put a better surrounding cast, and that is our job, he can take us to that level.”