• The NBA trade deadline is on February 6
  • Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves are currently ranked 14th in the Western Conference
  • Former NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins tweeted that Andrew Wiggins should part ways already with the Minnesota Timberwolves

The trade deadline is only a few days from now and teams are making some roster adjustments. While the rumor discussion doesn’t include superstar names in the mix, there are still high-quality players who can possibly be shipped at any time.

Former NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins thinks Andrew Wiggins is one of those players. He tweeted that it’s time for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the former number 1 pick to part ways. He said that he is in need of a change of the culture and threw the Miami Heat as a possible destination.

It’s interesting to note that the Miami Heat is the current team of former teammate Jimmy Butler. One reason why Jimmy Butler left the Timberwolves organization was the lack of effort he saw in the team – reportedly beating the starting lineup with third-stringers in practice.

Andrew Wiggins has been a scorer for the Minnesota Timberwolves ever since his career started. He was named the 2015 NBA Rookie of the Year and has maintained and even increased his scoring output in the succeeding years. But he’s been heavily criticized for being inconsistent or putting up empty stats that don’t translate into victories.

The start of the 2019-2020 season showed promise for the sixth year wingman. He had early averages of 25.9 points per game, 5.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per outing. His good start even had Kendrick Perkins himself praise Andrew Wiggins.

Unfortunately for the organization, they weren’t able to sustain the momentum they picked up from the start. They showed signs of brilliance early on, prompting their social media account to ride on their respectable 7-4 start.

The Timberwolves experienced loss after loss after that tweet and are now down to the 14th seed of the Western Conference with a 15-33 record.

If the Timberwolves follow Kendrick Perkins’ advice then there might be a chance of Andrew Wiggins being shipped to the Golden State Warriors. Rumors are that D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns are interested in teaming up together. They have good chemistry with each other as two are known to be great friends.

The change of scenery for Andrew Wiggins might be good for him. He’s currently averaging 22.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game and can be utilized by a new team.

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers in the third quarter of a game in Minneapolis. Reuters/Bruce Kluckhohn/USA Today Sports