Which teams could sign Andrew Wiggins in the free agent market this offseason?
Andrew Wiggins was played an instrumental role in the Golden State Warriors title run this year. He heads into the offseason as a champion free agent.
San Francisco is still celebrating Golden State’s seventh title in franchise history, but they are at risk of losing one of the keys to their title run this offseason.
Wiggins ends season on a high note
Andrew Wiggins was instrumental in the Warriors post season success to secure the team’s fourth championship in eight years. If it wasn’t for Steph Curry and his 30+ points a game, Wiggins probably would have been named the Finals MVP.
Curry’s right hand man might be shipping soon as big money offers will be flooding his agents office the offeseason. His contract with the Warriors has come to an end and Golden State, among others will be trying to persuade him to sign his name on the dotted line.
The former Kansas Jayhawk was the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and after a three team trade involving the team who drafted him, the Cleveland Cavaliers, he wound up in Minnesota and was named the Rookie of the Year in 2015. He spent six years with the Timberwolves, until the Warriors traded for him at the beginning of the 2020 season.
First All-Star season for Wiggins
He had decent seasons in his first two years in Golden State, but the Warriors failed to make the playoffs in both seasons dealing with injuries and departures. This year he was named to his first All-Star game and averaged 17.2 points and 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists this season.
It wasn’t until the postseason where Andrew Wiggins turned into a house hold name. He shined in the spotlight of the Western Conference Finals, and in the Championship series.
Wiggins contained Luka Doncic and the Mavericks as the Warriors swept past the Dallas in five games. He then went on to dominate the Finals scoring the ball, rebounding and defending of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. When the Warriors were down 2-1 he stepped to the plate and had 17 points and 16 rebounds in Game 4 in Boston, 26 and 13 in Golden State the next game and in the close out game went off for 18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.
He will now be one of the hottest commodities in this year’s free agent market. He has stated desire to stay in the Bay saying, “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.”
Cavs and Grizz among potential destinations
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been reported to interested in the NBA Champion. The Toronto Raptors could be in the mix as well, and in the West the Memphis Grizzlies will surely be trying to persuade Wiggins to beef up their starting five.
The Warriors will be intent on keeping their All-Star put, but with Curry and Klay Thompson on max contracts, and Jordan Poole being the new face of the future Wiggins may not get as much at the end of the rainbow in Golden State.
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