Andrew Wiggins has received a lot of attention lately from opposing teams who have wanted to put forward offers that could tempt the Minnesota Timberwolves. Several teams checked in with the Timberwolves last month to see if the team was interested in trading their small forward.
Nothing ever eventuated or got serious since the Timberwolves were not ready to move Wiggins along and part ways with his current massive contract. In the Summer of 2017, Wiggins signed a massive five-year maximum contract extension that’s worth 147.7 million dollars.
Unfortunately, the former number one draft pick has not lived up expectations which is extremely frustrating for Wolves fans.
According to Jon Krawczynski of The Atheltic, the Wolves still believe in Andrew Wiggins.
Several teams checked in with the Wolves last month on Andrew Wiggins, wondering if they would be willing to unload his max contract for pennies on the dollar, sources said. But there were never any substantive offers or interest that was considered legitimate, more just the due diligence that most teams conduct.
The Wolves remain committed to getting Wiggins to improve on his consistency, believing that is a key to their prospects of long-term success.
Clearly, the organization has a lot more faith in Wiggins that the fans currently do with the small forward even being booed on occasion in home games this season. This season, Andrew Wiggins has averaged 17.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. It’s not terrible statistics but when you’re being paid that kind of incredible money, there’s a much higher expectation.
If Wiggins is to survive much longer in Minnesota, then he needs to start improving quickly.