It has been quite an eventful summer so far for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves haven't made the playoffs since the 2003/2004 season when Kevin Garnett was their best player, but it seems like that could change next season. Minnesota finished at the bottom of the Western Conference last season with a 31-51 record and pretty much the only bright spots were Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

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The two of them had great seasons individually and this summer the Timberwolves added another great player to their roster. Jimmy Butler was acquired via trade from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Zach LaVine. Minnesota also signed point guard Jeff Teague to a multi-year deal, and the 2017/2018 season should be an exciting one for the Wolves and their fans.

Wiggins in Minnesota for five more years?

After Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers earlier this offseason, there were many rumors that he could end up with the Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins.

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Wiggins was mentioned as a part of a potential deal that would send him back to the team that drafted him in 2014, but apparently that's not going to happen. Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune reported on Friday that Glen Taylor, the owner of the Wolves, has made it clear that the team will not trade Andrew Wiggins this summer. According to Hartman, Taylor also said that Minnesota plans to offer Wiggins a five-year, $150 million extension as they consider him to be the key piece of their franchise.

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Wiggins was the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, originally drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs sent Wiggins to Minnesota in exchange for Kevin Love, right after they had drafted him. The 6-foot-8 shooting guard never played a single game for the Cavaliers, and he has spent all of his three seasons in the NBA so far with the Timberwolves.

Wiggins played the best basketball of his career last season with Minnesota, as he averaged a career-high in points (23.6 points per game) and assists (2.3 assists per game). The 22-year-old from Canada has great potential and the best from him is yet to come.

The Heat expect Richardson to be back

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Miami Heat are looking to offer a contract extension to Josh Richardson.

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Richardson was drafted by the Heat in 2015, and he played great basketball with Miami last season. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 10.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in 53 games with the Heat last season and it seems like he will stay in Miami for a couple of more years. Richardson has one year left on his current contract with the Heat, and he became eligible for a contract extension on Thursday. According to Barry Jackson, Miami has expressed interest in offering him a new contract that will keep Richardson with the Heat for at least three or four more years.

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