Andrew Wiggins was speaking to the media recently when he noticed fellow Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine eavesdropping. One reporter took the opportunity to ask Wiggins what he thought about LaVine as a player.
"I'm not sure about that kid," Wiggins said.
It was a joke – actually a comedic outburst by Wiggins' standards. Wiggins typically prefers to keep his responses guarded, short and spoken quietly. He was the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft and is the leading candidate to win this season's Rookie of the Year award, but keeps a small, close group of family, friends and teammates around him that he doesn't expect to expand anytime soon.
"I just keep to myself," Wiggins said. "I matured at a young age. If someone wasn't in my life before, they don't need to be in my life now. …I am cool with people around me, but I am not open to new friends."
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