Last season had to be surreal for whoever was still stranded on Wiggins-island.
After what felt like a full decade of declaring “This is the year Andrew has a breakout season!”– it finally happened.
Most of us could predict Wiggins would look better with the Warriors than he did in Minnesota. But I don’t think anyone expected such a meteoric rise to stardom.
Wiggins was an All-Star starter last season. He played a pivotal role in winning a championship for the Dubs.
Once deemed an overpaid, failed No. 1 overall pick, Wiggins is now worth every penny of the max extension he signed years ago.
But is he worth another max? That’s the question that needs to be answered this season.
It’s possible the Warriors toss whatever money is required to keep Wiggins regardless of how he looks this year, barring a complete disaster.
And yet, the potential for disaster is always there. If Wiggins wants to get paid, he’ll have to earn it again — or at the very least, avoid blowing it.