12/22/2014: Pacers 100, Timberwolves 96
It’s got to be unnerving to be the center of a media machine that is constantly wondering where you’re headed next, but that’s exactly where Andrew Wiggins has been since he was 16 years old. People wondered where he’d go to high school, then wondered where he’d go to college, then wondered who would win the lottery so they could draft him, only to wonder if the Cavaliers should trade him to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love. They wondered at his awkwardness during a stupid interview that he should have never been forced to give in the first place, then wondered when he’d finally arrive in Minnesota, and now they wonder when he’ll finally realize the superstar potential we all hear about, but still wonder about.
For all intents and purposes, basketball-wise, there is no next for Andrew Wiggins outside of the next game, the next play and the next day. Instead of the big-picture jockeying for position and fretting over potential changes of address that have dominated the peripheral chatter around his life, he’s free to focus on the minutiae of being a pro ballplayer. Save something totally unforeseen or even catastrophic, he’ll be a Timberwolf for at least four years. These are the colors he will wear, this is the arena he will play in, these are the plays he will run. It’s all set up.
Read the full thing over at A Wolf Among Wolves.