The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Wiggins with the first overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Kansas. However, the Canadian born swingman was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in August for All-Star power forward Kevin Love, as the Cavs needed a third star next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving instead of a rookie.
Wiggins made $5,510,640 during his rookie season with the Wolves. He not only averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists, but Wiggins also won the Rookie of the Year Award.
In his second season, Andrew Wiggins earned $5,758,680 and put up 20.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. The talented scorer completed his rookie contract with the Wolves by making $6,006,600 in Year 3 and $7,574,323 in Year 4.
Wiggins put up 23.6 points and 4.0 boards per game in Year 3 and 17.7 points and 4.4 rebounds a night in Year 4.
Before Wiggins’ fourth season started, the Wolves signed the high-flyer to a five-year, $147.7 million maximum contract extension. It was set to kick in during the 2018-19 season, which was Year 5 for Wiggins. The small forward earned $25,467,250 in 2018-19 and finished the year with averages of 18.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in 73 games.
Before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to COVID-19, Andrew Wiggins was set to make $16,627,093 from the Wolves and $10,877,537 from the Warriors. Minnesota traded Wiggins to Golden State in February for point guard D’Angelo Russell.
Wiggins averaged 21.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 54 games for the Wolves and Warriors prior to the NBA suspending the season. He shot 44.7 percent from the field, 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Moving forward, Andrew Wiggins will make $29,542,010 in 2020-21, $31,579,390 in 2021-22 and $33,616,770 in 2022-23 from the Warriors. He has career averages of 19.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 454 games with the Wolves and Dubs.
Wiggins may have not yet lived up to the hype of being a No. 1 overall pick, but his bank account says otherwise.