Fans clown, commend Andrew Wiggins after he announces charity

Oct 21, 2019
PHOTO: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES FACEBOOK PAGE

Andrew Wiggins surely meant well when he posted about one of his philanthrophy plans this upcoming season.

The Minnesota Timberwolves forward is once again setting aside $22 per point scored "to help kids be kids and play sports."

During a tumultuous 2018-19 regular season, which had Jimmy Butler leaving and the team finishing with a 36-46 record (good or bad for 11th in the West), he still managed to put up 1,321 points (career-low) and donate $29,062 towards Canadian Tire Jumpstart, the Boys & Girls Club Of The Twin Cities, and the Gorgui Dieng Foundation.

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Despite his good intention, Andrew's charity announcement elicited mixed reactions from basketball fans on Twitter.

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The irony isn't lost on some, who nitpicked his mid-range obsession and overall inefficiency. Last season, the 2015 Rookie of the Year passed Sam Mitchell for second place on the Wolves' career scoring list, but did it on a career-low 41.2% shooting.

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Others how measly $30k compared to the five-year, $148-million contract extension that the 24-year-old signed a couple of years before. In the 2017-18 season, he became the sixth -youngest player to reach the 6000-point mark, but saw his career year in scoring (23.6) dip to another career-low (17.7).

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    Meanwhile, those who came to his defense are expecting a bounce-back sixth season from the player once touted as the next LeBron. To be fair, Andrew was hampered by injuries and suited up for a career-low 34.8 minutes per game in his previous campaign.

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    This comes on the heels of the Minnesota swingman having a poor preseason and being left out of the Top 100 players in ESPN's annual NBA rank.

    "I don't really look at that too much, Top 100 or not Top 100," he said in an interview. "There's not 100 players better than me, so it doesn't matter what people think. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. My job is to come out here and hoop, and that's what I'm going to do."

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    Andrew will have to let his game do the talking, especially if the Wolves hope to come out of their cutthroat conference.

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