Overland Park, KA, United States (4E Sports) – Kansas coach Bill Self revealed that this year’s No.1 overall pick, Andrew Wiggins of the Cleveland Cavaliers, wants the trade to happen so he can better develop while playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Some players want to play with LeBron to assure their chances of winning, but apparently not Wiggins.
The 19-year-old wants to create his own legacy and be someone instead of being just a ‘piece.’
“It’s better for me, knowing my personality and what I need to do, to go somewhere where I’m forced to be something,” Wiggins shared to Self.
Self stated that Wiggins wanted the Timberwolves trade since rumors began to spread.
Wiggins believed it will be a better option to be a franchise player than a LeBron sidekick.
In an interview last week, he looked to be fine with the situation and said he is willing to play for a team that really wants him in Minnesota.
Self added, “He’s known since the summer that he’d be traded. It’s OK. In some ways he’s looking forward to going to Minnesota.”
Both Wiggins and Self saw the point of playing for the Wolves, a team that is trying to rebuild.
“For the longevity of his career, he needs to develop that mindset to be the guy, for him to be great, and I think being Minnesota will help him do that,” Self stated.
After weeks of negotiating, the Cleveland Cavaliers reached a deal that will send Love to the Cavs.
In exchange, Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a future a first-round pick will be awarded to Minnesota.
The deal is waiting for league approval after 30 days of Wiggins’ rookie deal signing with the Cleveland.