Andrew Wiggins will donate $22 for every point he scores to help kids get access to sports

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5292/" data-ylk="slk:Andrew Wiggins">Andrew Wiggins</a> has even more motivation to score points this season. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Andrew Wiggins has even more motivation to score points this season. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Amid all the drama surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves, one player is trying to do something positive. Andrew Wiggins will donate $22 for every point he scores this season to help underprivileged kids get better access to organized sports.

Wiggins made the announcement on his Instagram page Tuesday.

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Last season, Wiggins scored a total of 1,452 points. If he does that again this year, Wiggins would donate over $31,000 to underprivileged children. If he can match what he did during the 2016-2017 season — when he scored 1,933 points — Wiggins would donate over $42,000.

For some Timberwolves fans, Wiggins’ pledge could provide at least some consolation if the team decides to trade Jimmy Butler. The loss of Butler could put more pressure on Wiggins to score points. And Wiggins has plenty of motivation to convert those extra opportunities.

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