When the Timberwolves revamped their dying roster over the summer, it brought about a resurgence for the entire franchise. By bringing in several big-name players, the team finally acquired some optimism for a long playoff run.
Yet, even with their recent brush of good fortune, not everyone is happy about the influx of changes lately. According to a report by Darren Wolfson of KSTP (via 1500 ESPN Twin Cities’ Derek James), Andrew Wiggins has “whispered to teammates” about being unhappy with his place on the squad. No doubt, if the news is true, it serves a tough blow for the organization.
— Derek James (@DerekJamesNBA) March 14, 2018
Before being drafted in 2014, many amongst the NBA community were quick to hail him as the league’s next big star. But since being traded to Minnesota in the blockbuster Kevin Love deal, the former Kansas forward has always had to share the spotlight. Now, playing behind Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler, it seems as though he’s growing tired of being the third option of a team that really is not all that good anyway.
It is not yet known what the Wolves plan to do with Wiggins, and whether they will seek to trade him or not. No matter what happens though, it’s evident that they better handle this right, or things could get very ugly.