According to Kansas head coach Bill Self, Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins is excited about his soon-to-be-completed trade to Minnesota. Self says that Wiggins told him he’s looking forward to becoming a leader for the Timberwolves. Per the AP:

“When all this trade stuff started, I talked to Andrew and Andrew told me, “I hope I get traded,” Self said. “And I’m like, ‘No you don’t.’ And he said, “Coach, I do. It’s better for me, knowing my personality and what I need to do, to go somewhere where I’m forced to be something as opposed to going in there where they’re going to be patient with me and I’m going to be a piece.”

 

“Even though in a weird way everybody would love the opportunity to play with LeBron (James) because you’re guaranteed winning,” Self said, “for the longevity of his career, he needs to develop that mindset to be the guy, for him to be great, and I think being Minnesota will help him do that.”

 

“I think he’s handled everything great. He’s excited,” Self said. “I think the whole thing that’s been blown out of proportion a bit is that he’s been in limbo. He’s known since the summer that he’d be traded. It’s OK. In some ways he’s looking forward to going to Minnesota.”