The 26-year old wing shrugged off years of infamy to become the two-way workhorse the Warriors needed this season.
On a side note, have you guys looked at Isaiah Todd from G League Ignite?
The man is 6'10, athletic, and has a silky smooth jumper. His handle is suspect, but his catch and shoot ability (he can hit it on the run, catch and shoot, off one drible, turn around in the post) definitely has a wow factor.
If he had a handle, I'd definitely be looking more into him.
Curry/Klay/Wiggins/Dray/Poole will help us get a top 7 offense. Klay/Wiggins/Dray/Looney will help us get a top 3 defense. The fact that Wiggins will play a major role for us on both sides of the court is a major plus for me (I'm a big fan of 2 way non-guards).
Nets have 13 assists, Bucks 14…. With the fame almost over… I didn’t watch but seems pretty ugly if you like passing the ball.
Man if I were a pistons fan (ugh) I would be sooooooo pissed about the Blake Griffin tank job. Arguably worse than the James Harden Memorial Tank The Eff Outta Houston parade. The fact there is not just one but TWO of these guys on the same team makes me really hope the Nets go down in flames.
Man, just watching this again and thinking about that squad. What a group of guys. So glad we got David Lee a ring. IMO his signing was the official turnaround point for this franchise.
As the resident Wiggins skeptic on staff, I have a hard time finding things wrong with how he played this season. Sure, his scoring efficiency could be a whole lot better, but it's definitely not like he's actively hurting us on that end. The defense has been real nice, and I really like how well he smoothly fits into almost any lineup combination.
My only gripes are big picture issues, but it's all sunk costs at this point so I'm comfortably visiting Wiggins Island. These next two seasons are going to be a wild ride, but it tells me a lot that I'm rooting for Wiggins to stick around because of how he's thrived here for the past season and a half. With Klay coming back sometime OTHER than the beginning of the season, the Wiggs/Dray/Steph core has us in good hands.
I'm ready to see them run it back with Klay. Watching these playoffs, it's abundantly clear how wide open the championship chase was.
> Warriors rook James Wiseman, rehabbing after meniscus surgery, on chances of offseason workouts with Kevin Garnett: 'We should. I’m getting better rapidly, at a high rate. I’m getting better each day because I’m taking care of myself. It should still happen. For sure.'
Wonder if there is any chance that Wiseman could play Summer League?
Wiggins Island isn't one of those full-of-tourists-white-sand-beach-kind-of-shithole, it's an Island made from a volcano. It has substance. It will remain after the next hurricane passes over. It's here to stay. And it doesn't like other NBA small forwards. It swallows them. And then it spits them out. Like it will do to KD next year in the Finals.
Big fan of Wiggs since we picked him up.
Prior to the trade I was against it because of all that I had heard about him-- however, most of that was because of some foggy memory of him wearing a luxurious fanny pack to a pre-game. That stuck in my craw for some reason... Anyways, after the trade I figured I'd look more into him and was gradually getting more and more excited. Probably because the trade had already happened and there was nothing I could do about it. I saw his length, his athleticism, his willingness to drive, his reserved demeanor, the foolishness he dealt with as a kid in Cleveland-- Everything kept pointing to him needing a the right opportunity to turn his career around- if he chose to.
I see areas where he can grow. I hope these small positive steps feed his fire. I like Wiggs and I would love to see what he can do with the Steph, Dray and Klay.
I was so impressed with Wiggs this season. I did an about turned on my early leanings towards trading and very much see him as essential to our success next year. His defence was phenomenal and the fact he’ll get 18-20PPG without breaking a sweat (or appearing to) is damn good.
He’ll take the pressure off Kay as he gets his game fitness back, and should get an increased amount of open looks with the splash Bros charging around. This upcoming season is going to be a fun one to watch from the island.
zion is unhappy in NO... already.
Wiggins is like the 15-20th best SF in the league. And in a league where SF is the most important position, that's valuable. He's also the only salary that could be used for ballast if we trade for a superstar. Unfortunately, if said superstar is not a 3, the team all of a sudden could have a huge hole at the most important position in today's NBA. Still there's no arguing 2020 was a successful year for Wiggins. Now get to 40% on 3P%, cut out a few long 2's and you got yourself a player.
It's so nuts when people talk about trading Wiggs+Wise like it's no big thing. Wiggs alongside the splash bros (read: with Klay) is almost certainly an even more loose, confident version of what we've seen, both on O and D. To compare what we have with him vs DLo is ridiculous on the face of it: DLo should just be called Lo- he got no D!
I know there are folks here who think that Oubre offers something of similar value to Wiggs, but here are the big differences I see:
1) KOJ is frustratingly inconsistent, and that is a feature of his "energy guy" mode of playing. Contrast with "Mr. Reliable" Wiggs.
2) KOJ has good hands and is disruptive on D, kind of like Bazemore and JTA, whereas Wiggs can be counted on to lockdown the other team's best player.
3) Wiggins learned the system, and is happy to play within it. KOJ seems in some ways diametrically opposed to being a cog in the system.
Dude is good.
I've always been on Wiggins Island, which is to say, I have trust in the Dubs' coaches and GM. He is a vast improvement over Russell, plus we get the (#4 please) draft pick. The salary is high, but Barnes made $22MM and $24MM in the last two years. His defense is absolutely key for post-season success. He'll get even better playing with Klay....
Wiggins doesn't win Finals MVP until 2023. 2022 belongs to Steph. Just sayin...