NBA Responds To Wiggins Jersey-Gate

By: Justin Surrency Email
By: Justin Surrency Email
The future for former KU star Andrew Wiggins is without a doubt bright, but it

Andrew Wiggins announced on Monday, March 31st that he will enter the NBA draft. (Photo: KU Athletics/Twitter)

WIBW-- The future for former KU star Andrew Wiggins is without a doubt bright, but it's just an uncertainty as to where it will shine from.

Despite signing a rookie contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the number one overall pick's name continues to be involved in trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Cavaliers didn't make the situation any better when they discontinued the sales of Wiggins jerseys on their website over the weekend.

On Monday the NBA attempted to clarify the jersey situation.

An NBA spokesman has attempted to clarify the situation, via Brett Pollakoff of

"A league spokesman told that Wiggins jerseys are simply sold out. There is a temporary period on the site, before a sold out item is pulled, where it is reflected as 'discontinued.' The league said this happens for all sold out items, and the link to the page that was still live over the weekend is no longer active.

Additionally, manufacturing orders for rookie jerseys of top draft picks are placed shortly after the players are selected. has jerseys for those players available as a pre-sale, and once the jersey numbers of players are confirmed, the site is updated accordingly."

In an interview this weekend with ESPN, Wiggins was quoted as saying, "I just want to play for a team that wants me. So whichever team wants me, I'll play for."

Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor has reportedly said he expects a trade involving all-star forward Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins on August 23rd.

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