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Minnesota Timberwolves Sign Andrew Wiggins to Contract Extension

Minnesota Timberwolves Sign Andrew Wiggins to Contract Extension

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.

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

Although there are some concerns about his play on the defensive end of the floor, Wiggins has developed into a dependable scorer that could be a huge piece in turning the Timberwolves into a powerhouse in the Western Conference.

The Vertical's Shams Charania originally reported that Wiggins and the Timberwolves were "progressing" towards an agreement in late September, but it took until now to make the contract official. Towns is entering the third year of his deal that includes a club option for the 2017-18 campaign and a $10.1 million qualifying offer for the season after that.

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"Andrew is one of the best young players in the National Basketball Association and he has the talent and work ethic to get even better and be a foundation for our franchise for many years", Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said.

"I'm pleased that we've reached an agreement with Andrew on a contract extension", Taylor said in a press release announcing the contract.

"I love it here", he said. I want to thank Glen Taylor, Tom Thibodeau, the entire coaching staff and my teammates for believing in me. He scored 40 or more points 5 different times last season. He is coming off his best individual year where he averaged a career-high 23.6 points per game. "I look forward to doing right by them and bringing this team to the postseason".

The Timberwolves signed Wiggins to a rookie extension.