Source: Andrew Wiggins wins NBA Rookie of the Year award

Andrew Wiggins (Getty Images)
Andrew Wiggins (Getty Images)

Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins will be named the NBA's Rookie of the Year during a news conference on Thursday, a source told Yahoo Sports.

Wiggins was the top overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he was dealt to the T'wolves in a trade for Kevin Love before the season. The four-time Western Conference Rookie of the Month averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 36.2 minutes while playing in all 82 games this season.

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Wiggins appeared to be the frontrunner for the award from the start, with his competition in the injury-plagued rookie class limited to Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic and Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton.

The news conference to honor the former University of Kansas star will be on the main floor of the Target Center in Minneapolis and open to the public.

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