While the team did not disclose the financial terms of the contract, ESPN reported the two sides agreed on the maximum five-year extension that will pay him $148 million and keep Wiggins with the team through 2023.
Embiid, 23, signed the rookie-scale max extension Tuesday, with the $146.5 million total for the deal based on the NBA's new salary cap projections for the 2018-19 season.
Wiggins, 22, was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the number-one pick in the 2014 NBA Draft before being traded to the Timberwolves two months later. Wiggins recently parted ways with agent Bill Duffy but the National Basketball Players Association has guidelines where agents have to get compensated for deals they helped negotiate. (That's virtually always the case anyways, one could argue, but it's especially true for players coming off of rookie contracts and signing their first extensions.) Very, very rarely are players stars when they're first eligible for a contract extension - and yes, Karl-Anthony Towns is absolutely the extension to the rule. But coach Tom Thibodeau and Taylor have long believed in Wiggins' ability to become the kind of dynamic, two-way player who can play a major role in ending the team's playoff drought.
Adrian Peterson Jesus Got Me Traded to Cards ... 'He Answered My Prayer'
Someone has to run the ball in Arizona, and it appears Peterson is that guy - especially with the release of Chris Johnson. WIKIMEDIA COMMONSCan Peterson be even half the back in Arizona that he was in Minnesota? "It means a lot", he said.
Connor McDavid will become the highest paid National Hockey League player next year with the average annual value of his contract at just $12.5 million per season. "He seems to have the ability and so the only thing it would be is for some reason he didn't work hard enough to obtain the skill sets". He's improved in each of his first three seasons in Minnesota, averaging 23.6 points per game past year. He scored 40 or more points 5 different times last season. Taylor made clear in August that he is counting on that. "So I just wanted to make sure I was doing everything correctly".
"It's motivation to get better and show everybody what I can do, the other stuff I can do", Wiggins said.