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Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Andrew Wiggins has yet to sign the five-year, $148 million extension the franchise offered him, claiming he’s in no rush to do it.
Oct. 16 is the deadline for Wiggins to sign the deal. The Wolves are currently in China.
“I’m just taking it day by day, you know?” Wiggins told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday. “There’s no rush to do it, yet. I’ve still got some time before that first game.”
Wiggins’ camp received the Wolves’ offer in August, but 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.
Wiggins, 22, says Minnesota is where he wants to be, so Wolves fans shouldn’t be concerned that he hasn’t signed the max extension yet.
“This is definitely where I want to be,” Wiggins said. “I’m just going to take it day by day. There’s no rush to do it. We’re going through preseason and I’m all the way here in China. 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.”