There is no defending the five-year, $148 million extension Andrew Wiggins signed last October. It was a hasty overpay made even less sensible by owner Glen Taylor’s quaint justification: Taylor looked Wiggins in the eye and got assurances that the underwhelming former top overall pick would commit to becoming a better player after signing a massive deal.cheap nfl authentic jerseys
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Wiggins wound up taking a step backward this past season, registering career lows in true shooting percentage, free-throw rate and assist percentage. Wiggins’ scoring average of 17.7 points per game was his lowest since 2014-15, when he was a rookie. For the fourth straight year, he graded out as a negative overall contributor, posting a VORP of minus-0.4 on the season.cheap authentic nfl jerseys
That’s all a sad preamble to the issue at hand: Unlike Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns is actually worth the fat extension he may soon sign with the Wolves.
According to Michael Scotto and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Towns and the Wolves are discussing the possibility.cheap nfl jerseys from china
Towns has his flaws. He remains a suspect (but improving) defender who struggled to perform in his first playoff action this past spring, averaging 15.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting in a five-game first-round loss to the Rockets. Towns caught heat for disappearing when his team needed him most.
Put the playoff flop aside.
In thehistory of the NBA, two players have totaled at least 5,300 points and 2,800 rebounds while posting an effective field-goal percentage north of 57 percent in their first three seasons. One is Towns; the other is Shaquille O’Neal. And if you want to further distinguish Towns’ early-career excellence, throw in 251 made threes.nfl cheap jerseys
Those are no-questions-asked generational-superstar numbers. You don’t need to look into Towns’ eyes to understand he’s worth a max deal.