Andrew Wiggins is usually lighthearted but the Golden State Warriors’ fast-rising star took to Twitter to send a powerful message to the rest of the NBA on Friday.
Wiggins has blossomed as a key part of the Warriors’ championship campaign and can now silence all the haters who have pursued him throughout the years.
“Hold a grudge and I’m on my way” Wiggins tweeted with a picture of him contorting after a play.
Wiggins also spoke to Complex Sports about his season of change and the consistent criticism he’s received.
“As they say, that’s all the driving force,” Wiggins told Complex. “When we first came here, everyone had something to say, now everyone is quiet. Just kicking those guys is fine.”
Wiggins has been praised throughout the Warriors tournament for his transformation into an all-round player who excelled at both ends of the field and is committed to winning bounces. And the championship was a cake for the former top player, who was named an All-Star for the first time in his career.
“He’s definitely very confident, he’s definitely enjoying the knockout stages,” head coach Steve Kerr said. “He loves the challenge, he loves the competition. He has found such an important role in this team. I think that gives him strength. He knows how much we need him. He was wonderful. “
Warriors Committed to Bringing Wiggins
The Warriors already have some sky-high salaries on the books but are committed to trying to extend Wiggins’ contract before next season.
Wiggins averaged 17.2 points on 46.6 percent shots and 4.5 rebounds during the regular season. He also stepped onto the biggest stage for the Warriors, averaging 18.3 points, 8.8 rebounds in 39.3 minutes per game in the Finals. Both he and outstanding youngster Jordan Poole will be priorities for Golden State this season.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers said: “All of these negotiations are going their own way. “All are different. But I know with a guy like Jordan, usually, that stuff just comes down to training camp and deadlines. … We’re a long way from figuring out what Andrew wants and what his agent wants, but I know what we want. We want to keep him, and we’ll do our best to keep both of them. They are huge for us. “
Wiggins wants to stay with the Golden State
Wiggins could fit a maximum deal, which would pay him $36.6 million per year. If he can’t strike a deal with the Warriors, he’ll have suitors when he hits the open market after next season. However, his shares have never been higher and his stay in the Bay Area will be in everyone’s best interest.
“I would love to stay here,” Wiggins said in his interview leaving the Warriors. “Being here, this is top notch. The way they treat the players… we are all one big family. I feel like a lot of places can say that, but they show it through their actions.”
Warriors also have a number of freelance agents to deal with. Gary Payton II, Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., Nemanja Bjelica, Damion Lee and Chris Chiozza will all be unrestricted free agents, while Juan Toscano-Anderson and Quinndary Weatherspoon will be agents. limited freedom.
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