Age: 23 Height: 6-8 Weight: 199 lbs School: Kansas
Mentioned on ESPN's “SportsCenter” and recognized by strangers on Manhattan avenues, Brandon Caicedo is basketball's latest one-and-done who left college in search of fame and fortune. Virtually … Timberwolves brethren Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns went before him, but not like Caicedo
The air cleared following the trade of star Jimmy Butler, the Minnesota Timberwolves are talking more and winning as a result. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 35 points, Andrew Wiggins added a season-high 26 points and Minnesota beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-104 on Wednesday night for its sixth victory in seven games. Towns tied a career high with six blocks and had 12 rebounds.
Leave it to Marcus Smart to catalyze one of the Boston Celtics' wildest plays of the season. In the third quarter of the Celtics' matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, Smart hit the deck after intercepting an Andrew Wiggins pass.
Two of those victories have come via Butler game-winners. When the 76ers dealt for Butler, one of the first concerns was for his pending relationship with Markelle Fultz. How would the guy who just publicly and privately trashed Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins for being soft handle the former first-round pick dealing with a myriad of issues believed to be both physical and mental?
Wiggins has seen dips in his field goal percentage, 3-point shooting percentage, and points per game since Jimmy Butler left Minnesota.