Andrew Wiggins has had a disappointing pair of seasons after signing a five-year, $147.7 million max contract extension in 2017.
ESPN ranked Wiggins outside the top 100 of their annual rankings.
“I don’t really look at that too much, top 100 or not top 100,” Wiggins told ESPN on Thursday. “There’s not 100 players better than me, so it doesn’t matter what people think. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. My job is to come out here and hoop, and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Wiggins has played for four different coaches since entering the NBA.
“It’s not an excuse to say it altered my play too much,” Wiggins said. “Every coach is different, every coach has different playing styles, but no coach made me have a negative experience playing.”
Wiggins would rather prove his worth on the court than in the media.
“Everyone is counting pockets. Some people are mad about [it], some people are happy for you,” Wiggins told ESPN. “That’s how the world goes, especially when you’ve got something they don’t have or do something they don’t do. That’s how the world goes.
“Even when I averaged almost 24 points and got the max deal, people were still saying stuff,” he added. “Look at max players and some max players don’t average as much, but it is what it is. I’m just trying to get right, get back on track.”