T'Wolves' Andrew Wiggins Ends Relationship With BDA Sports After Max Contract Negotiated
BDA Sports Founder & Chair Bill Duffy recently negotiated a five-year, $148M contract extension for T'Wolves F Andrew Wiggins, but it is "unclear how quickly Wiggins will sign the deal after he filed papers to sever ties with his representation at BDA Sports," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. Duffy said that Wiggins yesterday filed paperwork with the NBPA to "terminate his relationship with the agency." Duffy said that he had "recently been made aware of rival agencies and potential start-up enterprises that were recruiting Wiggins with inducements that included no commission fees on contracts." Duffy: "Unfortunately, tampering is a common problem in our industry. ... Obviously, whenever Andrew signs the max extension that we negotiated with Minnesota, we will work with the NBPA to make sure that our interests are protected" (ESPN.com, 8/22).