To get us in the mood for next season, I’m going to run some Explain One Play highlights of 2020-21. Many of these previously were subs-only articles, but are now free as a present to our faithful off-season readers.
Explain One Play: Andrew Wiggins Wins With Kevin Durant's Head Tap Play
Andrew Wiggins took over down the stretch of the Warriors-Pistons game, playing off the #1 play GSW ran for Kevin Durant. Watch Wiggins work in the post and up top, while James Wiseman tries to go wherever Brad Wanamaker and Damion Lee tell him.
From the 2020.12.29 GSW-DET game.
Explain One Play: Andrew Wiggins gets chewed out by Draymond, then savagely dunks
Here’s a live reaction to a sequence from the Kings-Warriors game, where Wiggins scores, then gets yelled at by Draymond Green for bad defense, then runs at the new HORNS play and throws down a large dunk. Good to see fire from Mr. Wiggins.
From the 2021.1.4 SAC-GSW game.
Explain One Play: Andrew Wiggins rains; LeBron James complains
The second film in the MLK Lakers Trilogy. The first was on Kelly Oubre. The third might never be made, so enjoy this one.
Wiggins hit 3 huge threes to keep the Warriors in the Lakers game. This was an instrumental part of setting up the comeback because the Lakers could have easily gotten separation and just never looked back here. Let’s have a close look at this stretch of the game and how these threes unfolded. Along the way, we’ll see Stephen Curry skip amazing passes, Draymond try out semaphore, young James Wiseman avoid shattering his hand, and LeBron James reveal his tender sensitive side as he chats up the refs, Draymond and his supporting cast.
From the GSW-LAL game on 2020.01.19.