MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday they’ve exercised options on four players to keep them through the end of their current contracts.
Timberwolves officials said they’ve picked up third-year options on Tyus Jones and Karl-Anthony Towns. They’ve also picked up fourth-year options on Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins.
Jones, 20 of Apple Valley, is entering his second NBA season after averaging 4.2 points and 2.9 assists in more than 15 minutes per game over 37 games last year. They acquired his rights in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2015 NBA Draft.
Towns was named the NBA Rookie of the Year after averaging 18.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game last year. He started all 82 games after being taken by the Timberwolves with the No. 1 overall pick.
Over two seasons, Wiggins is averaging 18.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and two assists per game. He was named the 2014 Rookie of the Year. He averaged 20.7 points per game last year.
LaVine averaged 14 points per game last year and has won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest two straight years. He shot better than 45 percent from the field last season.