The Golden State Warriors have continued the mission to keep their championship core in place, with forward Andrew Wiggins agreeing a four-year, $109million contract extension.
Wiggins was entering the final year of his previous deal and will now be owed a total of $143million over the next five seasons.
The news, reported initially by ESPN, comes just hours after Golden State and Jordan Poole were revealed to have agreed to a four-year, $140million extension.
Wiggins was a crucial contributor to the Warriors title run in June, with the 27-year-old averaging 18.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.
The number one overall pick in 2014, Wiggins had several productive seasons on losing teams with the Minnesota Timberwolves but had his best moments as a pro in the 2022 playoffs as a two-way force for the Warriors.
No better feeling then waking up an NBA CHAMPION pic.twitter.com/sM2tZF1PuO— andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) June 22, 2022
Wiggins has averaged 19.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 598 career games.
With Wiggins, Poole and star Stephen Curry signed at least through the 2025-26 season, attention now turns to veterans Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, who are under contract this season and have player options in 2023-24.
The Warriors were well over the NBA's luxury tax threshold last season, paying over $300million for their roster, an NBA record.
This year's bill will be even more expensive for team owner Joe Lacob.
Despite Lacob's track record of paying exorbitant taxes to maximise the Warriors' chances at more championships, some have wondered if there will be enough money to go around in two years to keep Green and Thompson in the Bay Area.