If you have NBA League Pass, odds are you’re going to spend some time watching the Minnesota Timberwolves this year. The Wolves are insanely young and athletic, which should lend themselves to playing some of the most entertaining basketball in the league.
Two of the team’s brightest young stars are second-year players Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Both of them are revered for being two of the best dunkers in the NBA, as they mix freakish athleticism with spectacular creativity and no hesitation to dunk over anyone who stands in their way. In fact, trying to pick a better dunker out of the two is nearly impossible, as the squad’s most recent No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns learned today. According to Towns, both guys jump like they’re wearing moon shoes, which is an accurate way to describe the leaping ability of Wiggins and LaVine.
Of course, in the name of journalism, we think it’s important to come to some kind of answer to this question. So first, here is a video that highlights some of the top moments of altitude from LaVine’s rookie year:
And here is a compilation video of some of the best jams of Wiggins’ Rookie of the Year-winning campaign.
The two are pretty even, but we’ll give it to LaVine, if only because he dominated last year’s Slam Dunk Contest and we saw an insane performance out of the Washington native. This could change if we see Wiggins in the 2016 Dunk Contest, which we all hope happens, but for now we’ll give the title of “Best Dunker on the Timberwolves” to LaVine.