Timberwolves news: Andrew Wiggins sets franchise record for all-time 3-pointers made
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Andrew Wiggins sets Timberwolves franchise record for all-time 3-pointers made

Andrew Wiggins

Despite entering play Wednesday versus the Dallas Mavericks at just 24 years old and only in the early stages of his sixth professional season, Minnesota Timberwolves wing Andrew Wiggins now owns the franchise’s all-time record for the most three-pointers made with 466 following this triple in the first quarter.

The previous record-holder was Anthony Peeler, who knocked down 465 threes during his six seasons with Minnesota. Peeler never averaged more than 1.4 made threes per game across a single season in his career, a mark that Wiggins has exceeded last year and is on pace to cruise past in 2019.

Despite passing Peeler, Wiggins is not sitting atop the list comfortably moving forward. That’s due in part to the fact that teammate Karl-Anthony Towns entered the night with 457 made threes in his career, just eight behind Wiggins on the list.

Tied for second in the league with an average of 3.8 makes per game, Towns appears on pace to chase down Wiggins sometime around the new year.

Entering 2019-20, Wiggins was coming off of two consecutive subpar seasons that saw his scoring average dip from his previous career-high of 23.6 points per game. He has completely flipped the script offensively this year, entering the game versus Dallas averaging 24.8 PPG, due in large part to his willingness to shoot the deep ball.

Already gifted a long-term max contract from the Timberwolves, Wiggins appears to be a vital cog for the franchise moving forward, no matter whether it is he or Towns sitting first on the team’s all-time three-point makes list.