Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels celebrates $136M contract with trip to Olive Garden 

The Minnesota Timberwolves and big Jaden McDaniels have agreed to a five-year, $136 million deal extension, 

making him one of the Timberwolves' highest-paid players heading into his fourth NBA season. The Timberwolves did not reveal  

the terms of the multi-year contract, but McDaniels can expect to call Minneapolis home for the foreseeable future. 

McDaniels said he went to Olive Garden to celebrate his new contract with breadsticks and salad after signing it. 

"We ate the whole basket," McDaniels stated when asked how many breadsticks he ate at his celebration lunch by a reporter. 

McDaniels started 79 games for the Timberwolves in 2022-2023, averaging 12.1 points and shooting 40% from three-point range 

McDaniels has been in Minneapolis for three years after being picked 28th overall in the 2020 NBA draft out of the University of Washington. 

McDaniels joined the Huskies in 2019 and appeared in 31 games, including 21 starts, while averaging 13.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in his only season before declaring for the draft. 

Earlier this offseason, the Timberwolves agreed to a multi-year contract extension with guard Anthony Edwards. 

"This organization has everyone's back, and I am comfortable here," McDaniels stated at the Timberwolves'  

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