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Minnesota is moving to lock up Wiggins long-term.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Andrew Wiggins are expected to finalize a five-year, $148 million extension by Saturday, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has told Minnesota-based ABC5’s Darren Wolfson. The extension would begin next season in 2018, since Wiggins has one year remaining on his rookie deal.

It’s possible that Taylor is being overly optimistic, but this report appears to be as sound as they come. The Timberwolves begin training camp on Saturday, meaning both sides have incentives to finalize an extension by then.

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Can the underperforming Frenchman finally carve out a role in the NBA?

While rumored talks between the Spurs and several star free agents were teased in mid-June, little ended up happening. Even in this relatively quiet offseason, one of the Spurs’ few moves has stayed so far under the radar it’s practically scraping its belly on the ground: the Joffrey Lauvergne signing. There’s no mystery why few have taken notice; JoLau has barely earned any playing time on several mediocre rosters and is now playing for his fourth team in as many years. But at the very least, this signing is intriguing because

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