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Andrew Wiggins gets paid, but is he worth it?

Andrew Wiggins averaged 23.6 points last season to rank 16th in the league. Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports

Even the owner who signed Andrew Wiggins to an extension on Wednesday acknowledges Wiggins' play so far hasn't merited max compensation.

"To me, by making this offer, I'm speculating that his contribution to the team will be more in the future," Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told The Associated Press in August, before Wiggins agreed to the deal. "We've got to be better. He can't be paid just for what he's doing today. He's got to be better."

That's natural for any young player like the 22-year-old Wiggins. However, in the case of the No. 1 pick of the 2014 draft, the gulf between performance to date and perceived potential is unusually large. How can Wiggins bridge the gap and live up to his new deal?