The NBA's year-end awards identify some of key players in any given season, from the most valuable to the most improved to the most productive rookie. Yet these accolades don't always communicate what certain players mean to the league on a nightly basis. For instance, take two of this season's frontrunners — likely Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins and highly regarded Most Improved Player candidate Rudy Gobert. Both young men have made statements as top players for lottery-bound teams, but they have arguably received more attention for standing out as must-watch, highly ready performers. They are budding stars who already lead the league in internet attention.
It's fitting, then, that Wiggins and Gobert were involved in one of the season's top dunks during the second quarter of Monday night's game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz at the Target Center.Read More »from Andrew Wiggins dunks on Rudy Gobert twice, fears no man