Report: Andrew Wiggins not happy with role on Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves are battling for a playoff spot, but they may have more problems than that going forward.
According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP, there are rumblings that Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins is not content being the team’s third option behind Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns.
Whoa. @DWolfsonKSTP just said on @1500ESPN that Wiggins has “whispered to teammates” that he’s unhappy being a third option behind Butler and Towns.
— Derek James (@DerekJamesNBA) March 14, 2018
Wolfson clarified that for now, the problem isn’t major, but that anything could happen in the offseason.
Maybe turns into that if he actually goes to them this summer and requests a move. Until then, not really. He's too passive to be a big distraction.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) March 14, 2018
For what it’s worth, Wiggins averages the most field goal attempts on the Minnesota roster, even if he’s third on the team in points per game. He’s certainly utilized.
Of course, this is a guy who sees himself as a star, and we’ve seen other players force a move in similar circumstances. For now, this doesn’t sound major, though it does bear watching.