Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor confident Andrew Wiggins extension will get done
Wiggins is reportedly seeking a maximum extension that would be five years and worth roughly $148 million. While Wiggins has seen his numbers increase steadily over the his first three seasons in the NBA, a max extension is still a large commitment for a franchise that just acquired Jimmy Butler, and also has Karl-Anthony Towns’ extension to worry about next summer.
Wiggins has also been mentioned in trade rumors with Minnesota being on the short list of preferred destinations for Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. Wiggins would likely need to be part of a hypothetical trade between the T-Wolves and Cavs if one were to happen, although that doesn’t appear to be in the works whatsoever now.
“First of all, I think he likes it here, we like him, he can get the very best contract from me, better than he can get from anyone else,” Taylor, who also owns the Star Tribune, said in Mankato. “I don’t think we have any trouble of offering him the max anyway.”
Asked about the details of Wiggins’ contract, Taylor said there isn’t much to negotiate, because Wiggins will get a maximum deal in the range of $150 million. “We’re not really negotiating anything like that [money],” Taylor said. “There shouldn’t be any problem.”
This surely makes it sound as if a deal is inevitable. Locking Wiggins up and showing that kind of confidence in his future with the franchise will be an important move as the team looks to take the next step and become a playoff contender with Butler added to the fold.