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Continued: Andrew Wiggins: The next big thing?

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 10, 2014 - 1:20 AM

If there is one constant in Wiggins, both say, it is that he gets motivation from every perceived slight. After a loss to Texas in February, he was called scared. Three weeks later, the day before he turned 19, he scored 21 points in a victory over the Longhorns. After playing poorly in a late-season loss to Oklahoma State, Wiggins scored 30 against the Cowboys in the Big 12 tournament.

And what could be bigger motivation than being traded away by Cleveland before even wearing that Cavaliers jersey in an NBA game?

“I would love to be at that first game they play against Cleveland,” Townsend said. “He’s going to put on a show.’’

Self is convinced the move will be best for Wiggins, who will go from being an afterthought to a main cog. Still …

“I know Andrew,” Self said, “and this is the type of thing that really motivates him, the fact that someone else — even though it’s a business — didn’t want him as badly as they should have.’’







 

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