Wiggins deflects questions on future in first interview since deal was reportedly agreed…
Cleveland Cavaliers star Andrew Wiggins has conceded that his future is “out of my control” as he is expected to move to the Minnesota Timberwolves later this month.
The No.1 overall Draft pick deflected questions about his future after speaking publicly for the first time since a reported deal was struck between the two franchises.
It is understood that the Cavs will send Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick for the Timberwolves power forward, who will join LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to form a new “Big Three” in Cleveland.
However, the deal can’t be officially completed until August 23 when Wiggins is eligible for trade after a 30-day period has ended after signing his rookie contract, but the realisation that he has gone from a title contender to a rebuilding franchise in the Western Conference may be difficult for the 19-year-old to adapt to.
“Whatever happens is out of my control,” he said, ESPN reports.
“I’m not worrying about it right now.”
Wiggins has previously conceded that he just wants to play for a team “that wants me”, and it appears as though the Cavs don’t fall under that bracket given their pursuit of Love this summer.
The former Kansas star reiterated his desire to play for any team next year, as ultimately for the development of his game and ability to settle in the league immediately, he will benefit from increased playing time in Minnesota.
In addition, they will likely benefit from his defensive skills after that was a glaring weakness in their game last season, but his athleticism promises to produce some inspiring offensive work alongside the likes of point guard Ricky Rubio and fellow rookie Zach LaVine.