Andrew Wiggins made history Wednesday night, as his 30 points were the most ever by a player on his 20th birthday. He entered last night’s contest at Chicago leading all NBA rookies in scoring (15.6 ppg) and field goal percentage (.438) and minutes per game (34.7).
Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like the Chicago Bulls Nikola Mirotic was the favorite to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Both Wiggins and the Wolves were struggling at the time.
Now, as the Minnesota Timberwolves have improved and Wiggins is looking like a guy who could actually be “making the leap” right now, we have a two horse race.Follow paulmbanks