New Timberwolves president Gersson Rosas ‘going to invest every resource’ to help Andrew Wiggins be successful
New Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas says he’s “going to invest every resource” to help small forward Andrew Wiggins be successful.
Wiggins is coming off a disappointing season which saw him shoot a career-worst 41.2 percent from the field.
The Timberwolves gave Wiggins a lucrative a five-year, $147.7 million maximum contract in the summer of 2017. The former No. 1 overall pick will make a whopping $27,504,630 in 2019-20.
Gersson Rosas said he has spoken with Andrew Wiggins. The Timberwolves new POBO seems very committed to Wiggins and developing a 24-year-old who has played for numerous coaches in numerous systems over his five-year career.
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— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) May 6, 2019
What else is Rosas supposed to say? There’s no one in the league who is going to trade for Wiggins since his contract is terrible. The Timberwolves are stuck with Wiggins and just have to pray he improves.
In 2018-19, Wiggins averaged 18.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. One of the reasons Jimmy Butler requested a trade is because he reportedly didn’t feel he could win with Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. Minnesota missed the playoffs this season. They went just 36-46.
Wiggins can get to the rim with ease and jump out of the gym, but he doesn’t have the heart or desire of a champion. The Timberwolves, year after year, hope Wiggins will take the next step. Year after year, though, the organization is disappointed.
At this point, the fans in Minnesota have already given up on Wiggins.