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Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves Agree To Max Contract Extension

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and SG/SF Andrew Wiggins have agreed in principle to a max contract extension worth $148 million over 5 years. The rookie-max extension is very similar to the extension signed Tuesday by Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, although Embiid’s contract is laced with injury protection for the 76ers.

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor released a statement regarding Wiggins’ extension:

Andrew is one of the best players in the NBA and he has the talent and work ethic to get even better and be a foundation for our franchise for many years.

Last year, Wiggins averaged a career high 23.6 points per game, while averaging 4.0 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per game.

Wiggins is now paired with F/C Karl-Anthony Towns and recently-acquired SG/SF Jimmy Butler to form one of the best offensive trios in the NBA.

Minnesota only went 31-51 last year, but have made huge strides in the last few years in drafting Towns and trading for Wiggins and, most importantly, Butler. Although stashed in the user-competitive Western Conference, the Timberwolves are a team to keep an eye on this year and in years to come.


SQuiz
What team originally drafted Andrew Wiggins?
Created 10/11/17
  1. Philadelphia 76ers
  2. Minnesota Timberwolves
  3. Los Angeles Lakers
  4. Cleveland Cavaliers
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