MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves starting small forward, Andrew Wiggins, was informed by an operations assistant that the NBA regular season ended several weeks ago when he attempted to enter the Target Center home locker room. The Wolves finished the 2018-19 regular season with a 36-46 record, placing 11th in the Western Conference standings and missing the playoffs.
“We thought he came in to grab something from his locker, but he said he was looking forward to the game.” said Tony Morrison, the Target Center janitor on staff who first noticed Wiggins’ faux pas. “I asked him if he knew that the season was over. He just shrugged his shoulders and turned back around.”Wiggins unknowingly finished the season averaging 18 points per game, and the lowest field goal percentage of his career (41.2). The forgetfulness of the NBA schedule seemed par for the course to critics, who have questioned Wiggins’ drive and passion for the game throughout his tenure in Minnesota.
“Yeah, this is the eighth time this has happened.” commented Target Center Facilities Coordinator, Shayna Evans.
When asked about the incident Wiggins commented, “I thought we had the Pistons today. Guess not. I just wanted to go out there, give less than my all for the team, and most likely come away with a loss. It was a good team effort. Shame we couldn’t come through.”
This year Wiggins signed a 4-year $147 million max contract.