After several seasons of underwhelming performances, it is becoming increasingly obvious that Andrew Wiggins needs a fresh start. What better place than the pressure-free Oklahoma City?
It may sound like a pipe-dream, but in a recent article by Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report, he describes a scenario in which the young forward gets sent to the Thunder in a package involving Chris Paul And Danilo Gallinari.
“Gilgeous-Alexander was one of the main prizes the Thunder received in the Paul George trade, and he should immediately be given the ball and a starting job after an impressive rookie season. That’s unlikely to happen with Paul on board,” Swartz said.
For the Timberwolves, the pairing of the 2014 and 2015 No. 1 overall picks has resulted in a 143-185 record and just a single playoff win over the last four years. That’s not good enough for someone of Towns’ talent, especially since we’ve seen little real improvements in Wiggins’ game.”
After four years, it’s obvious that the Wiggins/Towns experiment has flopped. Instead of continuing with the same duo, it might serve the Wolves better to trade for some established veterans.
As for the Thunder, they’d get the chance to bring in a young player with loads of potential. At this point, they’ve got nothing to lose.
Last season, Wiggins averaged 18 points per game on 41% shooting. If traded, the hope is that he would finally begin an upward trajectory towards becoming the star we all thought him to be coming out of Kansas.