The Minnesota Timberwolves have had an active summer. They traded for Jimmy Butler and signed some key Free Agents in Jeff Teague and Jamal Crawford.Within a few weeks, the T-Wolves become a hot destination.
So when Kyrie Irving became available, it was no surprise when Minnesota emerged as a possible trade destination for him. In order to get him though, they'd almost surely have to give up Andrew Wiggins. Apparently, according to Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune, that asking price may be too high.
Wolves owner Glen Taylor told Hartman that he plans to offer Wiggins a five-year, $150 million offer, also adding that he was unavailable in any trade package. Before handing Wiggings the max, Taylor wants assurance from the star that he's committed to improving.
Coming off the 2016-17 season averaging 23.6 points, Andrew told Taylor that he expects "nothing less" than a max extension. If the Wolves give it to him (as expected), Wiggins would be due to make 30 million dollars a year for the next five seasons.
The young star would instantly become one of the highest paid players in the NBA. With the decision, however, comes some major sacrifices.
Obviously, the contract likely means the Wolves give up their chance to trade for Kyrie Irving. It also limits what they can do in future free agency periods, as it's a huge financial commitment. But at only 22 years old, Andre Wiggins could be worth the gamble.
Only time will tell if the ograization made the right move. But, who knows, this young stud could prove to be worth every penny.