Timberwolves news: Andrew Wiggins is 'playing at an All-Star level,' per Minnesota assistant coach David Vanterpool
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Andrew Wiggins is ‘playing at an All-Star level,’ per Timberwolves assistant David Vanterpool

Andrew Wiggins, David Vanterpool, Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins appears to be finally turning the corner. Through the Timberwolves’ first 11 games of the season, Wiggins is averaging a career-high 25.9 points per game while shooting an efficient 47.8 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Timberwolves assistant coach David Vanterpool is proud of Wiggins and says the former No. 1 overall pick is “playing at an All-Star level.”

“He has been incredible at trying to make his teammates better in every facet,” Vanterpool told Frank Urbina of Hoops Hype. “He’s doing a great job with his defensive assignments, and he has been great facilitating for others on the offensive end. He’s a natural scorer so even his scoring, when it’s necessary, helps those around him. He’s playing at an All-Star level.”

Last season was a nightmare for Wiggins, who was booed at home games multiple times. The swingman averaged 18.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 41.2 percent from the floor, 33.9 percent from the 3-point line and 69.9 percent from the charity stripe.

However, under head coach Ryan Saunders, Wiggins looks more comfortable on the court and is starting to live up to the hype of being a number one overall pick.

The Timberwolves are 7-4 on the young season thanks to Wiggins’ stellar play.