Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins signs with CAA for new representation
Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Andrew Wiggins has switched his representation to CAA Sports, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Wiggins now joins teammates Karl-Anthony Towns, Robert Covington and Jordan Bell in being represented by CAA Sports.
Minnesota Timberwolves F Andrew Wiggins is signing with @CAASports for his new representation, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 6, 2019
The decision for Wiggins comes amidst a career season in which he has averaged 24.9 points per game across his first 17 contests. On Wednesday, he became Minnesota’s all-time leader in made three-pointers, a testament to how quickly he has established himself as one of the face’s of the franchise despite being just 24 years old.
Even with the new representation, Wiggins still finds himself handsomely compensated in the wake of having signed a five-year max contract with the organization back in October 2017. In addition to this season, he has three more years on the deal, which will pay him better than $93 million. When he next hits free agency, he will still figure to be young enough that he could realistically command another max contract, whether in Minnesota or elsewhere.
After having been mired in something resembling offensive quicksand for the vast majority of the past two seasons, Wiggins has turned his game up a notch in 2019-20. And with it, the Timberwolves have charged out of the gates, parlaying Wiggins’ strong play alongside that of Towns to keep the team in the thick of the Western Conference playoff picture, sitting at 10-10 on the year.
No matter his representation, should Wiggins’ offensive game continue to expand in the coming years, teams will continue to make sure that he is compensated for his work.