SPORTS

Andrew Wiggins quiet in first 2 NBA games

10/31/2014 12:16 EDT | Updated 12/31/2014 05:59 EST
Canadian basketball phenom Andrew Wiggins has had a quiet start to his NBA career, averaging seven points in his first two games.

Wiggins, the Toronto native who was selected No. 1 overall in the NBA draft by Cleveland and then traded to Minnesota, also averaged one assist, 3.5 rebounds and 21.5 minutes as the Timberwolves split their first two games against Memphis and Detroit.

Wiggins started both games. He scored six points in a season-opening loss at Memphis on Wednesday, and eight the next night in a home win over Detroit.

His first career field goal came on a three-pointer early in the second half against the Grizzlies.

Fellow Canadian Anthony Bennett, who was also part of the deal that sent Wiggins to Minnesota and all-star Kevin Love the other way to Cleveland, is averaging 6.5 points, three rebounds and 14 minutes through his first two games with the Timberwolves.

With Wiggins and Bennett, who's also from the Toronto area, the Timberwolves are the first NBA team in almost 30 years to open the season with the top picks from the previous two drafts. The last time was the 1984-85 season when the Houston Rockets had Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson.

MORE:cbcSports