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Andrew Wiggins signs contract extension with Timberwolves

12 October 2017

Even the owner who signed Andrew Wiggins to an extension on Wednesday acknowledges Wiggins' play so far hasn't merited max compensation. He is coming off his best individual year where he averaged a career-high 23.6 points per game. The contract wasn't exactly mentioned but a five-year deal projected at around $146.5 million is expected. It would keep the 22-year-old under contract throughout what should several more highly productive years. "Andrew is among the elite young talents in our league and the sky is the limit for him".

"We feel strongly that he is just scratching the surface of the player he will become", said head coach and president Tom Thibodeau in the press release. Another note from the Wolves: Wiggins is already sixth on the franchise's all-time scoring list with 4,995 points.

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Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft, is as good a young, third option as there is in the National Basketball Association. 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.

"I definitely do", Wiggins told Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated in July.

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"This is definitely where I want to be; definitely where I want to be", Wiggins said, via USA Today's Sam Amick.

"We've had some good times over the last three seasons, but the best is yet to come".

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Andrew Wiggins signs contract extension with Timberwolves