Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins is believed to be the frontrunner for the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award, but the race for the honor has intensified as fellow rooks Nikola Mirotic, Elfrid Payton and Nerlens Noel have all been playing stellar basketball post All-Star break.
Despite the surge from his cohorts in the second half of the season, the masses still speculate that Wiggins will be the one to receive the ROY distinction at the end of the year, and plays like the ones he registered on Monday night is exactly why fans assume he will be recognized as the Association’s best rookie.
Wiggins slammed home a dunk on 7’2 Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert not once but TWICE! Impressive stuff from the T’Wolves young-gun.
Gobert would ultimately get the last laugh, as Utah defeated Minnesota 104-84.
Regardless of outcome, it’s phenomenal to see not only Wiggins, but many of the NBA’s rookies playing strong basketball for their respective teams. It’s encouraging to see the younger guys begin to usher in a new era of hoops as the days of some of the game’s most recognizable names and faces dwindle down.