Andrew Wiggins has a five-year, $148 million contract offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves sitting right in front of him just waiting to be signed. In his typical, laid-back fashion, Wiggins is greeting the life-changing money with a shrug of the shoulders and a "what's the big deal?" Even though training camp is set to begin on Saturday and the Timberwolves will depart for a preseason exhibition tour in China a week later, Wiggins is in no hurry to finalize the extension and get it off of his plate. "We've got until a day before the regular season," Wiggins said Friday. "So there's not really no rush or anything. I feel really good about it." And why shouldn't he? The former No. 1 overall draft pick who came to Minnesota in a trade with Cleveland for Kevin Love in 2014 has positioned himself to be the only member of his draft class to cash in on a max contract extension. He is coming off of a season in which he averaged 23.6 points per game and has played in 245 of 246 possible games in his first three seasons. While some wonder if Wiggins is truly worth that level of investment when the Timberwolves will have to give Karl-Anthony Towns a max extension next summer and likely have to extend the newly acquired Jimmy Butler in two years. However, Minnesota is not hesitating to throw every last cent it can at the 22-year-old wing who serves as one of the cornerstones for the team's anticipated revival.
Andrew Wiggins mulling Minnesota Timberwolves' max offer without agent
NBA.com | Sep 23