Andrew Wiggins expresses desire to stay with Warriors
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Golden State Warriors swingman Andrew Wiggins has expressed a desire to stay with the Warriors. In 2017, Wiggins signed a $147 million, rookie extension with the Minnesota Timberwolwes. When the Warriors traded for Wiggins in 2020, they took on the remainder of his contract.
Now, Wiggins is entering the final year of his contract and he could get an extension this summer. Wiggins played a big role in the Warriors' run to this year's NBA title and the Warriors absolutely love what Wiggins brings to the table.
"I would love to stay here," Wiggins said, as quoted on ESPN. "Being here, this is top-notch. The way they treat the players, we're all one big family. I feel like a lot of places may say that, but they show it through their actions."
Wiggins happy to prove the doubters wrong
Wiggins, the first overall pick of the 2014 NBA draft, didn't live up to the expectations during his time with the Timberwolwes.
With the Warriors, Wiggins found his game and completely turned around his career. Now, Wiggins is seen as a valuable asset and someone who can help a team with a championship. "There was a lot of talk, people have something to say about every little thing, but now I'm happy that I made it here," Wiggins said.
"People didn't think I could ever be in this position or even be helpful on a championship team. But I'm proving the doubters wrong and I'm going to keep it going." Jordan Poole, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, is also someone who could get an extension.
Poole enjoyed a good season as well and Wiggins hopes Poole gets his money this summer. "He definitely deserves [a new contract]," Wiggins said. "Jordan is someone who works so hard, who makes his teammates better and can go out there on the court and dominate."