The Minnesota Timberwolves are ensuring that Andrew Wiggins sticks with the team for a long time to come.
The team announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to a contract extension with Wiggins, ensuring that Wiggins won’t be hitting restricted free agency after his rookie contract expires.
Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports that Wiggins new deal is a 5-year, $148 million max extension.
Wiggins, 22, posted a career high 23.6 points per game last season and has discussed his desire to remain with the Timberwolves for the long-term.
“[Tom] Thibodeau told ESPN that Wiggins’ goal for the 2017-18 season should be to become a ‘complete player’ and said trade acquisition Jimmy Butler could help with that development” said Bobby Marks of ESPN.
Minnesota now turns it’s attention to Karl-Anthony Towns, who will be eligible to sign a maximum designated extension after this season.