Wiggins Presented With Kia Rookie Of The Month Award Prior To Sunday's Game
Prior to Sunday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins was given his award for winning the Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November.
During the month, Wiggins averaged 11.6 points (2nd among NBA rookies), 3.7 rebounds and 1.13 steals in 15 games, all starts. He led all rookies in three-point field goal percentage at 44.0 percent (11-for-25). Among Western Conference rookies, Wiggins was 1st in scoring, steals and minutes played, 2nd in blocks and 3rd in rebounding.
Wiggins poured in a season-high 29 points Nov. 22 vs. Sacramento, the highest scoring total by a rookie this season and matching the top point total for a Wolves rookie since Stephon Marbury scored 33 vs. Utah on Dec. 23, 1996. Wiggins also swiped a season-best four steals in vs. Sacramento in a season-high 41:11 minutes. He set personal bests with eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks Nov. 26 vs. Milwaukee. Wiggins tallied a team-high 20 points, on 7-for-10 shooting (2-for 2 from three-point range), Nov. 14 at New Orleans and contributed 17 points, on 7-for-12 shooting, in the Wolves' Nov. 5 victory at Brooklyn.
So far in December, Wiggins is averaging 14.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in seven games.