Andrew Wiggins Rumors

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Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
Position: F
Born: 02/23/95
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:200 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $6,006,600
The good news is that the Timberwolves will need to make only one phone call for extension dialogue with Wiggins and LaVine because they have the same representative in agent Bill Duffy. But the players have different circumstances. LaVine is recovering from right ACL surgery in mid-February, and the Timberwolves need to measure their comfort level in giving Wiggins a max-level contract.
Storyline: Andrew Wiggins Extension?
Thibodeau attributed the struggles to the team’s youth, injuries to LaVine and Nemanja Bjelica and his focus on immersing Towns and Wiggins in his system to prioritize laying the foundation for long-term success over winning games in the short term. “It has to start with Karl and Wigg in that they have to make the commitment,” Thibodeau said. “In order to get all the things that they want to achieve, it has to start with them.”
So the Wolves’ primary focus will be on free-agent acquisitions and making decisions on whether to extend third-year players Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Those two are under contract through the 2018-19 season, but in those seasons they would be restricted free agents, and it might be smarter to try and get extensions done now. “We might have to address Wiggins and Zach during this summer to extend their contracts but we could wait two years and Towns would be one year after that,” Taylor said. “It’s something we can start negotiating with them this year but we don’t have to.”
Wiggins said he and Towns know what Thibodeau is asking from them and the kind of responsibility they have to make the Wolves winners, even at such a young age. “We have a lot, a lot more responsibility that last year or the previous year,” Wiggins said. “I feel like we’re ready for it. You know we’re taking on the challenge.”