Andrew Wiggins: Golden State Warriors’ free agents express their desire to remain

SAN FRANCISCO — Among the champagne showers that drenched the locker room of Golden State in the TD Garden. Jordan Poole And Andrew Wiggins To share the celebration with their fans, they hopped onto Instagram Live.

Poole, looking at Wiggins, said, “You're gonna get a bag.”

Wiggins was overcome with a smile that could not be controlled. He replied, “No. We're going to get bags.” Poole repeated the same words to the camera.

Wiggins, who has completed his $147 million rookie extension in 2017 with The Minnesota TimberwolvesBoth Poole and, who are entering the final year of their rookie contracts, are eligible for a contract extension to be free agents next offseason. They have until Oct. 17 for negotiations to extend their contracts with the Warriors.

Wiggins declared Saturday afternoon that she would love to remain here during the Warriors' exit interviews. “Being here is top-notch. Their treatment of the players is a sign that we are all part of one family. It's something I feel in a lot of places. But they demonstrate it through their actions.”

In a trade that grew from, Wiggins arrived at Golden State. Kevin Durant2019 will see the departure of. There were initially questions about the effectiveness of this trade.

Wiggins left the Timberwolves after a reputation suggested that he was lazy. Many people didn't believe he would be hardworking or capable of making a real impact on the Warriors, especially not one that would win them a title.

However, by the end the year, Wiggins was the clear message from the Warriors that they couldn't have won without him. He was the first player to earn his first All-Star nod, and win his inaugural title with a team he hadn't played with.

Wiggins stated that there was much talk and people had many opinions about everything. But now, Wiggins is happy that she made it. People didn't believe I could be in this position, or be helpful on a championship team. I'm showing the doubters wrong and I'm going on to prove them wrong.”

Poole's future was in doubt, just like Wiggins. After his 2020 rookie season, many doubts arose about Poole's future in the league. This season, he filled in for Kay Thompson as the starting shooting coach. Stephen Curry He played through the last month of regular season and the first few rounds of playoffs before creating his own role as sixth man.

“He definitely deserves [a new contract]Wiggins added, “It's a great team.” “Jordan works hard and makes his teammates more valuable, so he can be out there on court dominating.”

Poole was not as clear as Wiggins when asked whether he would like Golden State to be returned, but it wasn’t as if he wasn’t eager to travel anywhere else.

Poole stated, “If I'm being completely honest, that's all I can say about it so far.” “I was so obsessed with the championship. We know it will happen so we put ourselves into situations to succeed and everything will be fine.”

The Warriors do have some free agents this offseason, including Poole and Wiggins.

Gary Payton II, Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., Nemanja Bjelica, Damion Lee And Chris Chiozza All will be unrestricted, free agents Only Juan Toscano-Anderson And Quinndary Weatherspoon Agents will not be allowed to work in restricted areas.

All of the upcoming free agents interviewed for exit interviews expressed a desire to stay in Golden State.

Payton, who was a key player for Warriors, claimed he would like to “absolutely” stay with them.

Payton, a journeyman who spent his entire career in the G League but has been cut from five teams, said that he hopes this summer will be the first time that he can choose where he ends.

After Looney's breakthrough season, in which he played in every playoff and regular-season match, he declared that he would like to be back with the team that drafted.

Looney stated that “I always wish to be back there.” “I want to return and defend what we have won, and be part of something special again.”

Porter signed a one year deal with the Warriors in order to add a veteran presence. Porter was optimistic about winning the title when he signed his contract last summer. However, now that it has, Porter is keen to return for more.

Porter stated that he believes the team could compete for another championship. It would be an amazing opportunity to stay here. “It would have been amazing to come back and do it all again with that group of men.”

The Warriors are yet to see if they can keep all of these talented players. They have the highest spending players in the league.

However, the front office and players share a desire to have as similar a roster going into next season's championship year.

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