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Andrew Wiggins Signs 148 Million Dollar Max Deal

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Minnesota Timberwolves  have signed their young star Andrew Wiggins to a five-year max contract extension. Both parties have been in negotiations for weeks and finally came to an agreement today.

The Vertical reported Wiggins’ contract is a five-year, $146.5 million max deal with no player option. That $146.5 million figure is based on the NBA’s projected $101 million salary cap for the 2018-19 season, which is still subject to change.

Wiggins spoke about the T’Wolves and Minnesota at the press conference. “Just the loyalty and the love,”  he said “I’m friends with everybody. I like everyone from the trainers to the coaches to the front office, my teammates. I love everybody. They’ve treated me with nothing but nice since I got here. And they were the first people who gave me the opportunity to play in the NBA after I got traded from Cleveland. They welcomed me with open arms, so this is where I wanted to be.”

When asked about the max contract the 24 year old star responded.

“I feel like I’ve played well enough to earn it in my career in the NBA so far,” Wiggins said. “But I’ve still got so much more to do, so much more to accomplish.It’s a relief.That’s some money that most people don’t see in a lifetime, so I’m thankful for it. My family is going to forever be in a good position. It’s a blessing. … This is just motivation to get better and show everybody what I can do, the other stuff I can do. And the stuff they think I can do, add more.”

Wiggins signed the biggest contract extension in the franchises history. Previously Kevin Garnett held that honor with his $126 million extension in 1997. Wiggins Kansas teammate Joell Embiid just signed max extension with Philly on Monday.

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The Best Moments Of The 2018 NBA Draft

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The NBA Draft is filled with surprising moments. Teams passing on future stars and crazy trades. The draft is beginning and the end for some teams. The 2018 NBA Draft is no different. So check out some of our takeaways for the night.

Best Move: Tray Young & Luke Doncic

The Atlanta Hawks drafted big man Luke Doncic at number 3, after the Kings passed on him. Alot of that had to do with rumors of Doncic not wanting to play in Sacramento. The Hawks traded the rights to Dallas for Tray Young. This was a win-win for both teams. Doncic is a good fit with the Mavs current core and can be the heir apparent to Dirk. This gives him a HOF to learn from during his rookie season. Tray gets to go to East and become the new face of a franchise.

Atlanta also picked up a 2019 first-round pick from the Mavericks that will convey to them next June as long as it falls outside the top five, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.

Same Ol Shit: Sacramento Kings Taking Another Big Man

Kings went with Duke product Marvin Bagley III, after reports that Doncic didn’t to play for the Kings. The Kings seem to favor the centers when they could’ve got younger at PF or SF. The team is already filled with big men. The Kings were are also high on Michael Porter Jr., but he fell to 14th in the draft due to some medical questions with his hip.  Not that Bagley is a bad pick, it just the Kings being the Kings.

Biggest Winner: Joell Embiid

WTF Award: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Tray Young decided to show up to draft with a short suit. We thought that would be the most outrageous suit. Until Shai Gilgegous-Alexander showed up. The Clippers rookie channeled his inner Russell Westbrook with his floral suit.

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Nike Releases Exclusive Golden State Championship Epic React

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The Golden State Warriors are now a Dynasty after winning their third NBA Championship in four years.

Nike has commemorated the championship with exclusive Epic Reacts for the team. The Flyknit footwear that will never be released to the public.

This special edition Nike Epic React Flyknit bears the regal colors of white, gold, and black with the Larry O’Brien trophy hangtag and custom insoles. Just 37 pairs were made in sizes ranging 9-18 exclusively for the Warriors organization, and you might’ve caught Andre Iguodala wear them during the parade.

 

 

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Kyrie Irving Turns Down Contract Extension With Boston

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Kyrie Irving was the biggest summer team addition in 2017.

Irving can sign a max of a four-year, $101 million deal with the Celtics this summer. According to ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Irving does not plan sign any contract extension.

Irving is set to make $20 million dollars during the 2018-2019 season. He also has a player option for 2019-2020 that would pay him $21 million dollars. Boston have the Bird rights for Irving, which would allow Boston to go over the salary cap to sign Irving.

Irving holds the cards in this situation. If he leads the C’s to a championship he could demand a max contract that will pay him $200 million. If Boston decides not to resign Irving their are teams lining up to pay him.

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