Andrew Wiggins Signs Extension With Timberwolves, Reportedly For Five-Years, $148 Million

Ross Houston
October 12, 2017

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly agreed to sign shooting guard Andrew Wiggins to a five-year $148 million contract extension.

Wiggins averaged career highs of 23.6 points and 2.3 assists per game last season.

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reported on September 18 Wiggins and the Timberwolves were expected to have a five-year, $148 million deal finalized last month. It would keep the 22-year-old under contract throughout what should several more highly productive years.

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.

"This is definitely where I want to be; definitely where I want to be", Wiggins said, via USA Today's Sam Amick.

It elevates the six-foot-eight swingman into the upper echelon of National Basketball Association earners despite the fact he has never played in a post-season game and is now being touted as a complementary player on a Minnesota team that includes all-star Jimmy Butler and emerging star Karl-Anthony Towns. "We've got to be better".

Wiggins had been set to enter the final year of his rookie deal that was worth $7.5 million and included a $9.8 million qualifying offer that would have made him a restricted free agent next offseason. "Andrew is among the elite young talents in our league and the sky is the limit for him. I look forward to doing right by them and bringing this team to the postseason".

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