Andrew Wiggins was, for a brief period, a Cavalier. It's easy to forget, since he never played a game for Cleveland.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft was traded to the Timberwolves a month after the draft in a deal that landed Cleveland Kevin Love. The 21-year-old put on a show on Tuesday night against his former team, racking up 41 points for the Timberwolves.
In his third 40-point effort of the season, Wiggins went 16-of-29 from the field and 4-of-8 from downtown. The Timberwolves lost the game 116-108, but Wiggins was the leading scorer overall.
Wiggins seems to enjoy going up against his former squad. In six career games against Cleveland, he is averaging 29.8 points, while shooting 55.8 percent from the field and 51.6 percent from three. Wiggins tied Kevin Love last night for the second-most 40-point games in a season in Timberwolves history, trailing Love's record of four in 2013-2014.
Wiggins has proven he can be a consistent scorer, and alongside Karl-Anthony Towns, he gives Minnesota a hope for a brighter future.