Andrew Wiggins went full savage against fan on Instagram
Andrew Wiggins has had enough of fans talking trash to him on social media. He replied to one of his haters — going on full savage mode.
As per Barstool Sports, below is a screenshot of Wiggins’ encounter with a fan via Instagram:
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 5, 2018
Since Jimmy Butler joined the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, he immediately became the team’s franchise player. This reduced Wiggins to a mere role player — something that he didn’t expect or want, being that he’s one of the league’s rising stars.
In the 2016-2017 season — Wiggins’ third year in the league, he logged in a career-high average of 23.6 points per game in 37.2 minutes. The following season, when Butler joined in, his averaged dwindled down to 17.7 points per game. The last time he averaged below 20 points per game was in his rookie year when he dropped 16.9 points per contest.
The situation gave rise to trade rumors involving Wiggins. But for Tom Thibodeau, Wolves head coach, Wiggins is here to stay. As per Dave Campbell of the Associated Press via The Star, they really like Wiggins a lot:
“Good players, they’re always going to be talked about as a possibility, but when you look at who Andrew is and what he’s accomplished at a very young age, we think he’s critical,” Thibodeau said. “So we’ll always talk to people, but we like Andrew a lot here.”
Thibodeau also talked about Butler and his expiring contract. The Wolves don’t really have the financial leverage as of now. But Thibs said that they have some options with regard to Butler’s contract:
“With some players they may not have the deal that they initially wanted,” Thibodeau said, “but this may be the best opportunity in terms of the playing and the winning and then that sets it up for the following year.”
“Every day we work at it. We know how important he is, and we feel he’s one of the best players in the league,” Thibodeau said. “I know he loves living here. The winning is important to him, I know.”