Thanks for this Eric!
On that first head tap play where Wiggins was doubled, am I the only one who thought, “Does Wiggins even know a wide open DLee 3 is a GOOD thing?”
In all these examples, it looked like Wiggins thinks that he’s obligated to score himself since the play is called for him.
Slow day but:
[Wojnarowski] The Lakers have agreed to trade Marc Gasol, a 2024 second-round pick and cash to the Grizzlies for the draft rights to Wang Zhelin, sources tell ESPN. Deal saves Lakers $10M. Gasol and Grizzlies will work together on waiver and release to allow him to remain in Spain w/ family.
One of the questions heading into next season is if Wiggins' improved shooting was a fluke season or if it was a sign of improvement (or at least a function of playing next to Curry and thus likely to continue). His FT% didn't really improve despite his 3P% and his midrange percentage improving. I also wonder how the lack of crowds affected things league-wide, I think I read there was a big spike in terms of number of (qualifying) players who shot 40+% from three last season. Unless that is where the NBA is trending towards?
I think I'd throw Wiggins' shooting into the giant pile of unknowns for next season. If he regresses back to like 33% from three, it'd be much harder to play him, Draymond, and a center together.
In other news
Coaching switch up within the Warriors: Seth Cooper is now the head coach of the Santa Cruz Warriors and Kris Weems, who was the head coach, is moving into a player development coaching role for the Warriors.
Don’t know much about Cooper…
Previous SCW coach Aaron Miles also moved to GSW player development and Wikipedia considers that a promotion, so I assume Weems is happy about this…
While I’m looking, the SCW coaches and where they went after:
Kris Weems - player dev GSW
Aaron Miles - player dev GSW
Casey Hill - head coach G-League LAC (and then asst coach NOP)
Nate Bjorkgren(!!!) - head coach Iowa D-League (then Bakersfield D-L, then asst PHX, and eventually… head coach IND with spectacular firing)