Given the fact that their biggest basketball name, Derrick Rose, has played a grand total of 10 games in the last 2 seasons, adidas had no choice but to do everything in their power to land either Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker. When Parker signed with Jordan Brand right before the draft, that meant all eyes in the shoe game were on adidas and Wiggins.
It was reported previously that adidas would break the bank for either on of them, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Initial reports indicate that Wiggins has been added to the roster for $2 million a year.
Andrew Wiggins shoe deal with adidas is worth about $2M a year. Slighly short of the $14M-$18M projections made last year.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 9, 2014
That’s a far cry from the initial speculation.