Wolves' Wiggins gets max, splits with agent

Sam Amico

Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins reportedly has received a maximum contract, but actually signing that deal is on hold after Wiggins split with agent Bill Duffy.

"Minnesota management sent Duffy and Wiggins a contract for a rookie extension deal, but Wiggins filed paperwork Tuesday with the National Basketball Players Association to terminate his relationship with the agency," ESPN reported, with Duffy as its source.

Wiggins was briefly linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers prior to the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. But appears Wiggins will remain with the Wolves for at least the next 5-7 years. Apparently, though, it will be with new representation.

"We are disappointed that Andrew made this decision, especially after a three-year partnership where we worked closely with Andrew and his entire family," Duffy told ESPN. "Unfortunately, tampering is a common problem in our industry, and that's part of the reason why I've already been in contact with the NBPA to discuss my rights in this matter. Obviously, whenever Andrew signs the max extension that we negotiated with Minnesota, we will work with the NBPA to make sure that our interests are protected."