The Golden State Warriors are going to run into numerous problems if they look to extend Andrew Wiggins.
Jordan Poole is already up for a lengthening of his deal. Playing on a team option this season and one of the premier prospects, he might take the cake as the most important contract negotiations of the summer.
The Golden State Warriors have 5 max-worthy players on their team, and it’s looking more and more improbable that they can keep them all.
The Dubs are already running into problems when looking far down the road as Draymond Green has noted his desire for a max-value extension. At least for now, it seems unlikely that’ll be an option for the four-time All-Star forward.
Golden State doesn’t want to go into a losing phase. It seems keeping their team contending is something they desire which would inevitably lead to some of the veterans having to take pay cuts.
The Dubs won’t be able to low-ball a player like Poole or Andrew Wiggins, especially coming off an NBA Championship in which both showed their importance to the franchise. That said, ultimately, it makes for Wiggins to be the odd man out.