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Andrew Wiggins, as of this morning, still saying he didn’t know Kevin Love trade was set

Aug 7, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

It was one thing when Andrew Wiggins didn’t know a few days ago about his inclusion in a Kevin Love trade.

But since, someone told Adrian Wojnarowski the deal’s terms were set and Wiggins was headed to the Timberwolves.

Nobody mentioned it to Wiggins?

Tim McCormick of ESPN:

Now, it’s possible Wiggins knows and was told not to reveal the information. If that’s the case, he wouldn’t share his knowledge until he was absolutely certain the trade had become public and McCormick wasn’t trying to pull a fast one to extract inside info.

I really hope that’s the case.

Wiggins has already had a rough go publicly as a result of this situation. Someone – it didn’t have to be LeBron James – should have clued in Wiggins, especially once the deal reached the point Wojnarowski could report on it.

Hopefully, Wiggins knows his fate by now at least. On the bright side, he’ll get plenty of playing time in Minnesota.

  1. ProBasketballPundit - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Report: Professional athletes don’t read sports blogs.

  2. duhwighthoward - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    LeBron is cramping at the thought of having to guard Wiggins.

  3. timberwolvesbrisin - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Andrew Wiggins is not a victim as the media is making him out to be. A team giving up an All–Star to get you-means youre very wanted.

    • titansbro - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      Of course they wanted him, but they’re only giving up a guy they were going to lose anyway.

  4. ecnuob51 - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    I really like the Rubio wiggins defense combo. They won’t be too bad this year

  5. Hard On For Harden - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    “Now, it’s possible Wiggins knows and was told not to reveal the information. If that’s the case, he wouldn’t share his knowledge until he was absolutely certain the trade had become public and McCormick wasn’t trying to pull a fast one to extract inside info.”

    You just answered your own question. Now stop beating dead horses and leave the guy alone (that goes to all media).

  6. kenyante - Aug 7, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    It’s sad to see Wiggins and Bennett go. The Cavs would’ve had a very interesting team with Lebron and Wiggins but if you have a chance to get K. Love, go for it. They’re gonna be great in minny with Lavine and Rubio.

  7. junkmtb - Aug 7, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    OK Cleveland please trade this dude, or give him a smartphone to keep up with updates happening in and around your world!

  8. simonwelds - Aug 7, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    So apparently it’s only wrong to create a big 3 in Miami… It’s ok anywhere else

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      LeHelp has to have his all stars with him… he kicked the aging ones to the curb and he’s picking up two that are younger.

      In two of MJ’s championship seasons, he had ZERO all stars on the team besides him.

      In the other 4 championship seasons, he had a total of 4 all star seasons by teammates.

      LeHelp played with 2 all star teammates during each of his four consecutive finals with the HEAT…

      And he’s picking up right where he left off in terms of playing with 2 all star teammates with Love and Kyrie as both Love and Kyrie were all stars last season.

      MJ NEVER played with 2 all star teammates in any of his 6 championship seasons.

      • antistratfordian - Aug 7, 2014 at 3:55 PM

        “In two of MJ’s championship seasons, he had ZERO all stars on the team besides him.”

        …but he always had a hall of famer, and one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players, beside him.

        You want to talk about “help”?

        2013 HEAT:

        LeBron – 1st All-NBA, 1st All-Defensive
        Wade – 3rd All-NBA

        1996 BULLS:

        MJ – 1st All-NBA, 1st All-Defensive
        Pippen – 1st All-NBA, 1st All-Defensive <— THAT is help.
        Rodman – 1st All-Defensive <— 3 of 5 top defenders on same team.
        Kukoc – Sixth Man of the Year <— Just unfair.
        Jackson – Coach of the Year <— Greatest coach of all time?

        No one got more help than MJ.

      • zoomy123 - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:06 PM


        Why do you argue with these people? You point out that Russell played with 7 All-Stars on the same team, they ignore it. You point out that Bird played with Parish, McHale, and Dennis Johnson, they ignore it. You point out that Magic flat out refused to come out of college unless the Lakers won the coin toss, then got to play with Kareem, Cooper, and Worthy, they ignore it. You point out that Duncan played with Robinson, Bowen, Manu, and Parker while being coached by Pop, they ignore it. I gave up a long time ago.

      • sportsfan18 - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:17 PM

        @ ZOOMY

        ah, finally someone who GETS it… well said sir.

      • ProBasketballPundit - Aug 7, 2014 at 6:05 PM

        sportsfan18… I was trying not to start or maintain any kind of rivalry but what you just posted is a joke. First of all nobody is comparing MJ to LeBron. They were each their own men. Only Kobe is enough of a d*** rider to emulate another player. Secondly, antistrat and zoomy just destroyed you then you somehow agreed with zoomy? Yikes.

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      Think about this ya’ll, whether you’re an LBJ fan or not.

      Twice now LeHelp has gone to a new team in order to create a team with a total of three all stars including himself.

      It’s HARD for ONE team to have THREE all stars on the same team.

      Yet, in ALL four Miami Heat seasons, the Heat had 3 players on the all star team out of the 12 on the all star roster.

      14 East teams got 9 spots on the East all star team.

      Heat got 3 spots on the East all star team.

      Now LeHelp is doing it again. This will be the FIFTH CONSECUTIVE season that LeHelp’s team will have 3 all stars (including him of course) on the team.

      5 straight seasons with 3 all stars on the team. I bet all 3 will be all stars for the next several seasons just like he had in Miami.

      Imagine if LBJ, LOVE and Kyrie are all stars for the next 4 seasons.

      That would be 8 straight seasons that LeHelp played on a team that had 3 all stars.

      • dj3garrett - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:53 PM

        You’re really upset aren’t you?

      • paleihe - Aug 7, 2014 at 3:39 PM

        At first I thought Lebron left cause he wanted to be home.

        But, after reading reports that he called Love and told him he wanted to play together, it became clear it was strictly a basketball move.

        LBJ didn’t go home for the city, fans, or anything like that. He went home because they had a fantastic young roster that could be used as trade bait for Love. He timed it perfectly, and explained all as merely going “home”.

      • sportsfan18 - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:14 PM

        @ dj3

        upset? Heavens no. NOTHING on here ever upsets me.

        I know folks don’t CARE what I or others say. I just try to tweak some on here from time to time.

        I just like going back and forth with Anti some. He’s alright and he’s gotten me sometimes too. It’s all good.

        Now. people don’t have to care what I say to simply be smart and understand what’s being said in my posts. One may understand without caring about it.

        I really only post two types of comments on here. one’s over the top and ones that are serious.

        many times I couch what I’m saying in an over the top way, but there is still a nugget of truth.

        No, I’m NOT upset now or ever on here.

      • nvandy42 - Aug 7, 2014 at 6:33 PM


        All I got from your last response is that you post absurdities half of the time, people call you out, then you say that you do it on purpose because you like the banter….. Orrrrr you just don’t know what you’re talking about and need to have a placeholder for times when it’s a little too absurd…

        And btw, I’m a T-Wolves fan. I love the trade from MN’s side. And I can’t really hate on LeBron for being on all star teams. Good players wanna play with him, that’s not his fault. What could he do in this scenario? Tell Kevin not to come? The smart basketball move for CLE was to go get Kevin.

  9. jman2020 - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Stern would have vetoed this if kobe was on da receiving end of this trade

  10. lew24 - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    How much are the Cavs selling those Wiggins jerseys?

  11. jammer73 - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    This just in. The first batch of MN Wiggins jerseys will be misspelled.

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