Timberwolves news: President Gersson Rosas says being in Minnesota is 'very important' to Andrew Wiggins
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Timberwolves president Gersson Rosas says being in Minnesota is ‘very important’ to Andrew Wiggins

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Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas says being in Minnesota is “very important” to small forward Andrew Wiggins.

Wiggins’ name has come up in trade rumors this summer. The former No. 1 overall pick has arguably one of the worst contracts in the league and hasn’t lived up to the hype with the Timberwolves.

It appears, though, Rosas isn’t giving up on Wiggins, at least not yet.

Andrew Wiggins will make $27,504,630 next season. Even if Gersson Rosas and the Timberwolves wanted to trade the swingman, there’s no way they are going to get equal value in return.

This past season, Wiggins averaged 18.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 41.2 percent from the field, 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free-throw line. The 24-year-old was booed at home games multiple times.

The Timberwolves aren’t close to being a playoff team in the rugged Western Conference. Rosas may be hoping Wiggins takes a step in 2019-20.

Minnesota fans are just about done with Wiggins, who doesn’t appear to have the motor to play at a high level in the NBA. No one has ever doubted Wiggins’ talent or athleticism. The forward just doesn’t appear to care enough about the game now that he has his money.