Andrew Wiggins' agent Bill Duffy is seeking the help of NBPA to protect his interest after the player severed ties following max-contract negotiations. According to the Bleacher Report, Duffy is saddened by Wiggins' decision but is also aware on in the inconsistencies in the business. The Timberwolves had agreed and sent the max-contract to Duffy and Wiggins before the star player made his decision.

Max-contract for Andrew Wiggins

The negotiated max contract consists of a five-year, $148 million contract extension for the 22-year-old rookie. The Minnesota Timberwolves, on the other hand, is also aware that Wiggins' name rings the bell in several NBA teams, hence the offer of max-contract to the player.

For Duffy, all efforts were made including "inducements that included no commission fees on contracts."

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau in a radio appearance on Monday, August 28, revealed that franchise owner Glen Taylor is serious when he said he's willing to give the maximum deal. "Hopefully we'll get that done before the start of the season," he added. Thibodeau also acknowledged the split between Duffy and Wiggins although he said, such occurrence is not new in the NBA. The coach assured that they will continue to work with Andrew and who ever his next agent will be.

Timberwolves offer, hopes, and expectations

The Timberwolves confirmed that talks with Wiggins have been positive. The franchise has also been very vocal about Wiggins' ability to lift the team, and they only want his assurance that he will improve his game and they can start talking about the max deal.

Glen Taylor through the Associated Press said: "To me, by making this offer, I'm speculating that his contribution to the team will be more in the future." Apparently, the player's commitment is all it takes to have the contract brought to the table.

Bill Duffy on the other hand, is obviously rattled by his abrupt decision.

"Unfortunately, tampering is a common problem in our industry, and that's part of the reason why I've already been in contact with the NBPA to discuss my rights in this matter," he said. he further explains that by seeking the help of the NBPA, his interest will be protected if Andrew Wiggins decides to sign the max-contract.

Andrew Wiggins has yet to release a statement about his separation from his agent. Wiggins is the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2014 overall draft pick. He was later traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.