Toronto native Wiggins signs $148 million contract extension with Wolves
Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins plays during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Minneapolis on March 13, 2017. Andrew Wiggins says he feels good about a max contract offer that is sitting in front of him with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But the 22-year-old from Vaughan, Ont., is in no rush to get it signed.Wiggins says he is going over the five-year, US$148 million offer from the Wolves deliberately to make sure everything is where he wants it before he signs. He is being extra careful because he is operating without an agent after parting ways with Bill Duffy and BDA Sports in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jim Mone
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:53PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Andrew Wiggins to a new contract extension.
The Timberwolves announced on Wednesday that the two sides had reached agreement on a multiyear contract. Terms were not disclosed, but owner Glen Taylor said in August that he had offered Wiggins a five-year max contract worth $148 million.
It put a big piece of business to rest after the situation dragged out for most of the summer while Wiggins moved from one agency to another.
Wiggins averaged 23.6 points per game in his third season in the league. The former No. 1 overall pick has cemented himself as one of the building blocks of an up-and-coming franchise. Along with Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler, Wiggins is expected to help the Timberwolves end a 13-season playoff drought this year.