This past month, the NBA has been dominated by the news of Kyrie Irving reportedly requesting a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Some of the teams listed on his short list included the San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and Minnesota Timberwolves.
After an off-season full of change, the Wolves are considered one of the more dangerous teams in the league after acquiring players like Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, Taj Gibson and Jamal Crawford. Now, the talk has centered around the possibility of trading for Irving to go along with their revamped roster.
However, the odd man out seems to be the player Cleveland traded away to Minnesota in exchange for Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins. Subsequently, Wiggins is eligible to sign a contract extension to stay in Minnesota but no deal has caused people to throw his name in trade rumors.
Fortunately, the owner of the Wolves Glen Taylor has cleared the air and assures us that a deal will get done.
Following from Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune.
While Taylor can’t talk about other teams’ players — such as trade rumors about the Wolves’ possible interest in Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving — he can talk about his own. He made it clear he is going to sign guard/forward Andrew Wiggins in the near future to a five-year, $150 million contract, the highest deal any team could give him. And Wiggins is not available to anybody in a trade.