The Minnesota Timberwolves just made their rocking summer even better.
Classifying as one of the Wolves most important young pieces, Andrew Wiggins is vastly important for the future of he franchise. Although he hasn’t quite lived up to early expectations, he’s still one of the most talented young players in the league.
And according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune, the organization just locked him up for five more years.
After offering him an extension a while ago, Wiggins has finally officially accepted the terms, worth $148 million over five years.
“I’m very excited to continue my career with the Timberwolves,” said Wiggins. “I love it here. The fans and organization have supported me from my first day here in Minnesota. I want to thank Glen Taylor, Tom Thibodeau, the entire coaching staff and my teammates for believing in me. We’ve had some good times over the last three seasons, but the best is yet to come. I look forward to doing right by them and bringing this team to the postseason.”
Wiggins, 22, has continually shown flashes of superstardom since his entrance in the league in 2014. His game has improved with each passing season, showing he has the drive to make himself better.
But with new stars coming into the fold this summer, will Wiggins remain the number one option? Both Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns are considered to be better options at this point, and it’s unclear how the 22 year old Canadian star fit alongside them.
No doubt, the Wolves took a risk in giving Wiggins so much money. Some might even say it was a mistake.
But if Wiggins wants to prove he’s worth 148 million dollars, he’ll have to take on a whole new challenge.