There’s little to no room for moderate, measured responses when it comes to evaluating Lonzo Ball.
In the minds of many, the Lakers rookie point guard and son of Big Baller Brand head honcho LaVar is destined to become the next Magic Johnson or at least Jason Kidd or the biggest bust since Greg Oden. There’s simply no gray area.
We are talking to [Wiggins’] agent right now about extending him out another five years, so we can do that, Taylor said. Karl (-Anthony Towns), we won’t do that until next year. Wiggins, we want to sign him to a long-term contract, we want to keep him here, and we’re negotiating with his agent. But we just started that negotiation, and we have quite some time to get that done.
Wiggins is allowed to sign a five-year extension with the Timberwolves that could be worth as much as $148 million and the team is more than willing to give him just what he wants.
We’re not really negotiating anything like that [money], Taylor said. There shouldn’t be any problem.
Now the deal looks to only come down to the details, so we will hear what those are in the coming weeks. Wiggins and the Timberwolves have unitl Oct. 16 to come to an agreement, otherwise Wiggins becomes a restricted free agent in 2018.
Wiggins averaged a career-high 23.6 points in 2016-17.
The Thunder and Anthony are circling each other, according to The Ringer’s Bill Simmons.
Have a scoop – OKC and Carmelo are officially circling each other. OKC’s Troy Weaver recruited Melo to Cuse + has known him since DMV days.
That Weaver link Simmons mentions? Weaver is Oklahoma City’s current vice president and assistant general manager, and he helped recruit Anthony to play at Syracuse. More important than the relationship with Weaver, the franchise also offers the lure of playing with two stars in the primes of their careers.