Timberwolves turn focus toward Andrew Wiggins extension
ABC News - 7 months
The Minnesota Timberwolves are keen to lock up guard Andrew Wiggins to ensure he is a cornerstone for their future. Wiggins and the Timberwolves are engaged in contract negotiations on a five-year extension that would be worth nearly $148 million, according to Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau. "We're working on it right now," Thibodeau said Wednesday during a news conference to introduce Jamal Crawford. Under the collective bargaining agreement, NBA teams can have two players on?designated rookie-scale extensions. Such deals must be agreed to by one day before the start of the season. The extension would take effect in 2018-19, with a starting salary of $25.5 million that season. The sides could agree to terms where, if Wiggins made an All-NBA team or was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2017-18, that figure would jump to $30.6 million. Wiggins, 22, set career highs in points...
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