Predicting the Timberwolves Future

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Apr 15, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) dribbles the ball in the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Wiggins

Wiggins has three years left on his rookie contract. He can hit restricted free agency in the summer of 2018, which means other teams can make an offer to him and sign him, but the Wolves can match any contract and still retain him. In other words, Minnesota controls his rights.

If Wiggins becomes the superstar that we all think he can become, then the Timberwolves organization better not wait until restricted free agency to re-sign him. Although Wiggins hitting restricted free agency shouldn’t matter in terms of the Wolves re-signing him, it still creates an uneasy and sickening feeling.

So what’s going to happen?

At first glance, I thought it would be similar to the Ricky Rubio situation, meaning the Wolves would sign Wiggins to a contract extension minutes before the deadline which occurs in late October. But, hopefully that doesn’t happen. I am crossing my fingers here, because things happen in Minnesota that should never happen….(cough, cough – Joe Smith).

Result: Wiggins signs a max contract extension in the summer of 2017…hopefully.

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