When the Minnesota Timberwolves young star shooting guard Anthony Edwards dismissed his former representation in Klutch Sports, we touted that news as a very positive development for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ future. Why did it matter? Players who are represented by Klutch Sports Agency are typically paraded to the teams of their top clients, and that team is the Los Angeles Lakers.
The intention of Edwards when leaving his former representation was to sign on with WME, a full-service talent agency that represents sports, entertainment, and other celebrities. In 2020, WME acquired Bill Duffy’s basketball agency (BDA Sports Management), expanding their network representation to include some of the biggest names in the NBA.
Now, Bill Duffy will take on a new client, Anthony Edwards. In the process, Edwards hopes to secure a hefty paycheck in the near future, as he is looking for a significant pay raise with his next contract extension.
Are negotiations expected to be difficult? Quite the opposite in fact. The Minnesota Timberwolves want to pay Edwards as much as possible, which right now is a lot of money.
With an extension in the works, you have to wonder what funds will be left over for the rest of the Timberwolves roster. In all honesty, it appears as though this team will run out of money long before the list of players to re-sign to the team or extend runs out.
The Timberwolves will also be looking to extend teammate small forward Jaden McDaniels, as well as re-signing players who are facing expiring contracts – led by backup center Naz Reid. There are a number of important decisions to make this off-season, but the priority is clearly getting Edwards under contract for years to come.
All set for a wild ride? Buckle up and let’s go . . .