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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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Jimmy Butler Wants Out Of Minnesota

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Jimmy Butler is ready to suit up for another team.

Butler is  Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks on his list of preferred destinations according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Butler can be a free agent in July, and those three teams have the max salary space to sign him without giving up assets in a trade.

He informed Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau of the request during a meeting Tuesday in Los Angeles, sources said.

He averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in Minnesota last season.

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Dwayne Wade Coming Back For One Last Season

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Dwayne Wade is calling it quits after the 2018 NBA season.

The 12-time All-Star already has three championships is ready to walk away from the game. Wade announced his return in video titled “One Last Dance.”

“This decision is bigger than the game of basketball,” said the soon to be 37-year-old. “This decision don’t have nothing to do with the talent I have in my body. Yeah, I’m not as quick as I used to be. Yeah, I don’t jump as high as I used to. Yeah, I don’t. Yeah, I don’t. Yeah, I don’t.

“A lot of you guys see me is as a three-time champion, a 12-time All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist, y’all didn’t see that kid that no one [saw] because he was small, because he couldn’t shoot as good as everybody else,” he said. “Y’all didn’t see the grind. Y’all didn’t see the tears.”

Wade will return with Miami Heat for his last season. Many fans will forget about his lost tape years in Chicago and Cleveland.

“I still see a player who can contribute heavily if he really wants to,” Heat president Pat Riley said to reporters in July. “If he plays, he’s going to want to do that. We don’t want him back as a place-mat holder or somebody who’s going to be a veteran in the locker room. Dwyane is a great player, a great talent. He’s not the same guy he was in 2006, but he can be a very good player for us and can make a big difference for us. We want him back as a guy that realizes if this is going to be his last year or whatever, we want this to be his best year ever.”

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Vontae Davis Retires From The NFL During Halftime

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The Buffalo Bills lost their second game of the season on Sunday, falling to the Los Angeles Chargers 31-20. The team also lost their starting cornerback Vontae Davis.

Davis was not lost to injury, he decided to retire at halftime. “Coming out they said he’s not coming out, he’s retired,” said Bills Lineback Lorenzo Alexander.

“[He] pulled himself out of the game,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “He communicated to us that he was done.”

The NFL released an official statement from Davis on Twitter. Davis said that the reality had hit him: “I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”

“And truthfully, I do not because the season is long, and it’s more important for me and my family to walk away healthy than to willfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late,” he said in the statement.

“This was an overwhelming decision, but I’m at peace with myself and my family.”

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