SAN FRANCISCO –
Striker Andrew Wiggins signed a four-year contract extension with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, keeping a starting spot for the surrounding defending champions.
The team announced his signing.
For the first time in the All-Star last season, the 27-year-old Wiggins reached the knockout stages for the second time in his eight-year career and regularly had to perform the difficult defensive task of helping The Warriors won their fourth championship in eight seasons. .
He averaged 17.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.04 steals in 31.9 minutes in 73 games and all started helping the Warriors return to the knockout stages. after losing in the 2021 play-in round.
“Andrew has been a great fit for our team since he arrived in the Bay Area nearly three years ago,” said General Manager Bob Myers. “His first championship last season earned him the admiration of many around the league and cemented his stature as an influential two-way player in the NBA. I am very happy that he will be part of our team for the next few years.”
Golden State acquired Wiggins in a deal from Minnesota ahead of schedule in February 2020, and he quickly found his way along with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green – no longer needing to be the face of the franchise like he was. when he did with the Timberwolves. It was not until last season that Wiggins started with Klay Thompson, who has been out for more than two and a half years with two serious injuries that require surgery.
Additionally, defender Jordan Poole is close to completing a four-year extension, said a person with direct knowledge of the situation. Poole’s deal is expected to close on Sunday.
The Warriors opened the season with a ring ceremony and home game against the Lakers on Tuesday night.