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Report: Andrew Wiggins may sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for agent

Apr 1, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

Andrew Wiggins AP

Being the agent for an NBA Draft first-round pick is really about marketing opportunities and working with the team to make sure the guy gets a shot — rookie contracts in the NBA are slotted, there are no serious negotiations until the second deal.

If it’s down to marketing and creating a brand, Jay-Z has a lot of sway.

Which is why he and his agency Roc Nation may land top pick potential No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, reports Chris Haynes at

According to league sources, Wiggins is in the process of choosing between Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and one other unknown agency for player representation. Rich Paul, LeBron James’ agent, was rumored to be in the mix but we were informed Paul never recruited the forward.

Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report filled in the other name.

Wiggins made it official he will enter the NBA draft on Monday. He is on the top of a lot of NBA draft board and isn’t really below No. 2 on any of them (that we’ve heard of).

Wiggins would be well represented either way, it’s where he feels more comfortable. But this is where Jay-Z’s brand — and ability to brand — is a draw. Also know that players who are unhappy with their situation often will change to a more aggressive agent if they want to get something specific done, so who Wiggins chooses now and who he has when it is time for actual contract negotiations may well be different.

  1. spthegr8 - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    IT’S THE ROC!!!!! Jay get’s it done. Building his stable.

    • bigmeechy74 - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      why does that excite you?

  2. andreboy1 - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Jay-Z has been lame for over a decade.

    Only a moron like Cano would sign with Jay thinking that he’ll get more endorsements. Cano can barely speak English but he thinks Jay can get him more off-the-field money? Absurd.

    It’s just sad that these dumb athletes sign with a guy who is a complete front-man. Just like Gay-Z was for the Nets.


  3. bballhistorian - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    The ROC….

  4. shuttaman1990 - Apr 1, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Jigga my noommaddddddddddd

    anyways lakers all day.

    • ranfan12 - Apr 1, 2014 at 5:54 PM


  5. sportsnut101 - Apr 1, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Jayz take every 1

  6. strictlythedanks - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:02 PM


    dudes garbage, you’d have to be a bum with to sign with him

  7. sumkat - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Find the guys in the league with the most endorsements. Then sign with their agent

    Salary is irrelevant in the NBA, Wiggins is gonna get the max, there isn’t anything to negotiate

  8. rushbacker - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Thank God. I’d hate to see Jigga go broke.

  9. djshnooks - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Overrated? “Ether?” Lmfao.

    You fools have no clue. He is the most successful musician/rapper of our generation. He is a genius of a businessman. He is much smarter and richer than you…and he always will be.

    As for Nas…when’s the last time he was relevant? Exactly. He never really was.

    Read Jay-Z’s book and get educated before you spew diarrhea from your mouth and look like an unintelligent jackass.

    As a professional DJ for 13 years now, I’ve researched and studied many of these artists…and none compare to Jay-Z…at least none from that generation anyways.

    Rev Run, Sean Combs (Diddy) and Usher are the only ones who come close, at all.

    And I’m not one to speak out of turn or about stuff I have no clue about…this is something I’m VERY well-rounded in…and I promise some of your comments make you look extremely uneducated and confused.

    This is not necessarily a shot at anyone in particular, but don’t just say stuff to say it.

    Thanks for your time…good day, folks. :-)

  10. djshnooks - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Ps. Overrated is 2 Chainz and Lil’ Wayne and all the other garbage on the radio where the “artists” have absolutely ZERO talent, and their music is written and produced for them 100% of the time.

    THAT is being “overrated.” #GetEducated

  11. djshnooks - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Way to leave out the other half of my comment that explains the posted part.

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