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Sports Over Beers podcast: How will Andrew Wiggins change the Wolves?

Sports Over Beers podcast: How will Andrew Wiggins change the Wolves?

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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The Wolves introduced Andrew Wiggins to a crowd of Wolves fans and by doing so won the day from a P.R. standpoint. Wolves analyst Steve McPherson joins the Sports Over Beers podcast to discuss how Wiggins changes the dynamic of the franchise going forward.

"It's exciting to consider that there might be a player as fundamentally important to a team as Kevin Garnett was in Wiggins."

Other things in this podcast episode:

--Some surprising comments from Wolves owner Glen Taylor on the way the Kevin Love saga went down, including why they didn't sign him to a 5-year max contract: 

--Give credit where it's due: Flip Saunders played the puppet strings perfectly in this trade conversation.

--What are some of the rotations the Wolves likely will use? Steve wrote in detail about this subject for the website at 1500ESPN.com, which you can read here.

--How competitive will the Wolves roster be? How many games will they win? Is it ridiculous to think they're a playoff team?

--Is Ricky Rubio capable of becoming the leader on the court for this team? Which players should Rubio aspire to be? Jason Kidd? Goran Dragic?

--How will Flip's coaching strategy have to mold to this team compared to how he coached in his last turn as a head coach in the NBA.

--Is this the best return for an NBA superstar in league history?

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore
In this story: Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio
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