Try to remember what it was like watching the star player on your high school sports team soak up all the attention. Barcelona forward Neymar and Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving are still sick of that feeling.
The two mega stars are reportedly hoping to move from their current teams in an attempt to escape the shadows of even bigger stars currently on their same rosters.
So when you’re talking about negotiations on his part, I’m already extending to him that I’m willing to meet the max. But there are some things that I need out of him, and that is the commitment to be a better player than you are today.
After taking on veterans Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford and Taj Gibson during the offseason, Taylor wants to make sure Wiggins will fully commit to leading the team.
I think it’s important. I don’t know what else you can do but look at the person face-to-face and trust that he will follow through, Taylor said. He seems like a very good person. He seems to have the ability and so the only thing it would be is for some reason he didn’t work hard enough to obtain the skill sets. That’s what you’re asking him to commit to.
Wiggins’ new contract would be an extension of his rookie deal worth a whopping $150 million. By offering Wiggins this amount of money, the team clearly is looking to get out of its losing slump. Minnesota hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2003-04 season.
Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. In his three seasons in Minnesota, he has averaged 20.4 points per game with 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists.