Andrew Wiggins says his newly-formed partnership with Jimmy Butler is “going to be a problem” for Timberwolves opponents.

Wiggins isn’t the only player in Minnesota with high hopes for the 2017-18 campaign.

The 22-year-old fired his agent and is patiently negotiating a five-year, $148 million max deal with the Minny on his own.

Per the Star Tribune:

“Just want to make sure, take my time — there’s no rush,” the fourth-year guard said Friday as the team gathered at their practice facility before flying to San Diego to begin practices on Saturday.

 

Wiggins, entering the final season of his rookie deal, will be the highest paid athlete in Minnesota history.

 

“That’s what hard work does,” Wiggins said. “I’ve been working my whole life for this contract.

 

“I’ve missed one game in three years. I’m not too worried about getting injured.”