The Minnesota Timberwolves plan on signing small forward Andrew Wiggins to a five-year, $150 million extension in the near future, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The Wolves have interest in trading for Kyrie Irving and have held discussions with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the past days about a possible deal.
Wiggins, however, will not be made available in any trade for Irving by Minnesota, most likely putting a halt to those Wolves-Cavs talks.
Per the Star Tribune:
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor made some interesting observations when I stopped by his Mankato office after attending Vikings training camp last weekend.
While Taylor can’t talk about other teams’ players — such as trade rumors about the Wolves’ possible interest in Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving — he can talk about his own. He made it clear he is going to sign guard/forward Andrew Wiggins in the near future to a five-year, $150 million contract, the highest deal any team could give him. And Wiggins is not available to anybody in a trade.
Wiggins, 22, averaged 23.6 points per game this past 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.