Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins is reportedly negotiating a contract extension with the team per Minnesota’s President of Basketball Operations, Tom Thibodeau. According to Thibodeau, the contract will involve 148 million dollars in exchange for five years of Wiggin’s service.
The former Rookie of the Year has been making a name for himself in the West. With him pairing up with Timberwolves star, Karl Anthony-Towns, the young guard can continue to flourish for the T-Wolves. With the moves made in the offseason so far, Wiggins will have new company with him on the court, one example being Jimmy Butler.
Wiggins averaged 23.6 points and four rebounds per game, a career-high year for the young swingman. Wiggins is playing at a new level and Minnesota is trying to harness the young and lock him in long-term. He is a player that Minnesota clearly sees good potential in and has proved himself so far, making him valuable to the organization which, an undoubtable reason for the large contract being thrown at him.
Andrew Wiggins, T-Wolves negotiating 5-year, $148 million contract extension
With a mega-deal looming over Wiggins’ head, it seems almost imminent that he signs his new contract when it becomes available. He has become a go-to scoring threat and has given the Timberwolves a reason to be taken more seriously in the West. If Wiggins signs his new contract he will become a more reliable source for scoring for the Minnesota Timberwolves who seem well on their way to climb up the playoff places.