Andrew Wiggins, Warriors agree to four-year, $109M contract extension

The Warriors handed out not one but two massive contract extensions on Saturday.

Hours after news of Jordan Poole’s four-year, $140 million deal broke, Golden State has agreed to a four-year, $109 million deal with All-Star forward Andrew Wiggins, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Kendra Andrews reported, citing Wiggins’ agents.

Extensions for Poole and Wiggins are two of the Warriors’ biggest priorities this offseason after playing a key role in Golden State’s fourth NBA championship in eight seasons.

As Anthony Slater of The Athletic pointed out, Wiggins will take a pay cut with the extension, dropping him from $33.6 million to $24 to $26 million per year. He will also have a player option in the final year.

With Wiggins now under contract for four additional seasons, the Warriors’ offseason checklist is complete, just days before the 2022-23 season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 18.

Wiggins joined the Warriors in a February 6, 2020 trade that sent D’Angelo Russell, Jacob Evans, and Omari Spellman to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The first-round draft pick Golden State received in that deal was Jonathan Kuminga (No. 7 in 2021), who dazzled in his rookie season and looks to be a big part of the Warriors’ future.

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Wiggins, 27, averaged 18 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 156 games in 2-plus seasons with the Warriors. His two best field-goal shooting seasons (47.7 percent in 2020-21 and 46.6 percent in 2021-22) came with the team, and his lock-down defense earned him the nickname Two-Way Wicks.

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