Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Andrew Wiggins gets paid, but is he worth it?

Andrew Wiggins gets paid, but is he worth it?

Andrew Wiggins finally signed his multi-year deal to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team announced.

Wiggins averaged career highs of 23.6 points and 2.3 assists per game last season.

Now with Wiggins on a long-term deal, with Butler under contract for at least two years and with Towns eligible for a five-year extension this time next year, the Timberwolves are poised to be one of the up-and-coming teams in the hyper-talented Western Conference. "Andrew is one of the best young players in the National Basketball Association and he has the talent and work ethic to get even better and be a foundation for our franchise for many years".

"We feel strongly that he is just scratching the surface of the player he will become", said head coach and president Tom Thibodeau in the press release.

That's natural for any young player like the 22-year-old Wiggins. Another note from the Wolves: Wiggins is already sixth on the franchise's all-time scoring list with 4,995 points.

Wiggins had been set to enter the final year of his rookie deal that was worth $7.5 million and included a $9.8 million qualifying offer that would have made him a restricted free agent next offseason. The fans and organisation have supported me from my first day here in Minnesota.

However, in the case of the No. 1 pick of the 2014 draft, the gulf between performance to date and perceived potential is unusually large. "We look forward to watching his development in the coming years".

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