There was no media availability for Day 5, which happened to be Steve Kerr’s birthday, so we’re now on Day 6 and we will have Andrew Wiggins at 1:00PM PDT. The Warriors-provided picture above shows Wiggs closing out on Klay Thompson, so perhaps there will be some scrimmage news. Expect to get Kerr first, then Wiggins on the Q&A.
I’m currently editing some videos from this morning’s NBA Draft Zoom calls with Killian Hayes and LaMelo Ball, so I don’t have time to go into too much detail as far as a recap from Day 4 with Eric Paschall, but we do have the following from our YouTube channel:
First off, his shoe collection, in which he says he’s going to bring “the heat” next season on the strength of his collection of Nike’s Kobe line. Incidentally, he hasn’t brought a ton to the bubble:
At some point, Kerr did an interview and described Paschall as a “more explosive” PJ Tucker. Here’s Paschall’s response to that, including a shout out to Tucker’s own sneakerhead supremacy:
Finally, I asked Paschall what specifically he’s working on to improve that three-point shot, if there’s some sort of process that the coaches are having him go through. He just said that the main thing is getting reps. I didn’t get a chance to follow-up about last season’s game where the staff asked him to try a set shot and he ditched it in-game as it was messing him up, but I’ll be sure to revisit this when real training camp arrives.
Here’s the entire Q&A:
The interview seemed short and perhaps it was because it happened to be on a beautiful Saturday midday, as no one ended up asking him about his All-Rookie First Team selection nor his friendship with Donovan Mitchell, who had a stellar Orlando Bubble performance. We’ll have to come back to those come regular training camp.
Post any questions you might have for Wiggins below. Barring technical difficulties, we should have close-to-real-time coverage here and on our Discord, with a quick IG Live or two, followed by uploads to YouTube as soon as we can.
📺 KERR Q&A Dubble Day6: Klay (scrimmage? sore?); Wiggins “strong…wiry”; Iguodala/cheering; Jimmy Butler https://youtu.be/KZRfDjML_sU
📱 Kerr on Wiggins sliding to 4, comparisons to Harrison Barnes’ role in 2016 (Dubble Day6) https://youtu.be/vWyYoxhhqls
📺 Andrew Wiggins on off-season workouts: “moving to a lot of different spots w/o the ball, cutting” https://youtu.be/9EDjg-msTGE
The question I asked Wiggins was if he adjusted his shot, as fans in the comments of his workout videos have been asking. Answer: No, just getting reps.
One last thing re Kerr, Wiggins at the 4: Good news on Wiggins at the 4: this era not as many Zach Randolph types.
Q&A just ended. Friendly reminder to check https://youtube.com/letsgowarriors for all the immediate uploads. We even have one from LaMelo Ball this morning pre-Draft NBA Zoom call.
The Q&A didn’t seem to drag too long, so I went ahead and asked Kerr your fan question (maybe it was in our Discord, can’t remember) on Wiggins compared to Harrison Barnes when sliding to the 4, possibly.
Back to Klay: no soreness, “easing back to playing this caliber after 470 days”
More on Wiggs: “Really diligent. He’s a worker”
Wiggins injury: neck stiffness. “When guys go against him...(they’ll say) man, he’s strong...wiry strength...slide over and play some 4”
Up to Celebrini and Klay if he wants to scrimmage: “nor crucial” with season far away
Kerr said they scrimmaged today and Saturday. Wiggs injured, EP not ready, Klay only worked with Barbosa on 1-on-1 work specific yo rehab process.
Kerr asked about Heat, Jimmy Butler, so was Wiggs earlier before my question
Kerr: “Lot of cheering in this building” for Iguodala last night.
Looks like they started early. Got to ask Wiggs one question under one minute lol smh