Wolves’ Wiggins signs $148M extension

Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Andrew Wiggins has officially signed a five-year, $148 million contract extension, the team announced in a press release Wednesday.

Wiggins and the Wolves recently were in China playing the Golden State Warriors. The plan all along was for Wiggins to sign the deal once he returned to Minnesota.

While his camp received the Wolves’ offer back in August, Wiggins parted ways with his agency, delaying the signing process.

The 2014 No. 1 overall pick averaged 23.6 points per game last season while shooting 45.2 percent from the field.

Paired with newcomer Jimmy Butler and budding superstar Karl-Anthony Towns, Wiggins looks to lead the Wolves to the playoffs in a rugged Western Conference under the guidance of head coach Tom Thibodeau.

“This is definitely where I want to be,” Wiggins told USA TODAY Sports. “We’re growing. We’re all growing together, man. And when we do win, we’ll look back and see that it was worth it.”