The Timberwolves and Andrew Wiggins have agreed on a multi-year contract extension that will keep the young wing in a new-look Wolves uniform.
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.
Wiggins scored a career-high 23.6 points, grabbed 4.0 rebounds, tossed out 2.3 assists in 82 games last season, sinking a career-best 103 3-pointers on a career-high 35.6 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
"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'm very excited to continue my career with the Timberwolves", Wiggins said. "I love it here. I've still got some time before the day before that first game". "I look forward to doing right by them and bringing this team to the postseason". The dramatic impact of Embiid's brief but dominant debut season left him as the only rookie since Wilt Chamberlain to average at least 28.7 points per 36 minutes played.
Only LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony scored more points before their 22nd birthday than Wiggins. He's projected for 20.5 points on 44% shooting in this season, his 4th in the National Basketball Association.
Wiggins, 22, was selected by the Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft before being traded to the Timberwolves two months later.
"We're very excited that Andrew has made a decision to commit his future to the Timberwolves", said Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Tom Thibodeau.