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Both Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins said that they were “going to get a bag” after winning the NBA championship last season. The Golden State Warriors provided just that for both of them.
The Golden State Warriors made it to the playoffs last year for the first time since 2019, and they emerged as NBA champions after defeating the Boston Celtics in six games. While credit can be given to the team’s core players such as Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, their young players played significant roles in their championship victories as well.
As they celebrated their NBA title victory in the locker room, a clip showed Poole and Wiggins both discussing that they were both going to “get a bag,” since they are now champions. That is exactly what happened, thanks to the Warriors.
Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins both predicted huge contract extensions
On Saturday, the Warriors finalized a four-year, $140 million contract extension for Poole, per his agents telling ESPN. Then, hours later, it was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Kendra Andrews that the Warriors and Wiggins had agreed to a four-year, $109 million contract extension.
Both extensions will kick in at the end of this season.
Poole is coming off a career season with Golden State. Through 76 regular-season games, Poole averaged 18.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 44.8-percent from the field and 36.4-percent from the three-point line. All of which were career highs. Poole stood out in the playoffs, averaging 17.0 points, 3.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 22 playoff games, while putting up a field goal percentage of 50.8.
Wiggins, meanwhile, averaged 17.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.2 rebounds through 73 regular season games. In the playoffs, Wiggins put up an average of 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 22 games, all the while shooting 46.9-percent from the field.
Prior to the team beginning their title defense campaign, the Warriors decided to lock two of their youngest stars long-term to continue to keep open their championship window.