Exploring Wiggins-mania, how GSW's youngsters fared against the West's best team, and the thrilling mythos of the underdog Warriors.
Wiggins seems shy and mellow off-court and on the bench. Was he like that in Minny as well? None of that matters as long as he has killer instinct (like Steph/Dray) and/or swagger (like Klay) on-court.
Worst broadcasting jinx of the night from ABC was when they commented on how one of Wiggins' best qualities was his durability given than he played basically every game for the last several seasons.
(Snide take: it's probably a lot easier not to get hurt when you're not trying very hard!)
The Elevated Sea Dubs (plus Wiggins & Looney) were electric. A little more familiarity and they could really upset some teams this season!
Who needs roster numbers 11, 23, or 30 anyway?
Damn, Daniel... What happened to your Wiggins Stan post?
I believe. Buying a Chriss jersey today because he has by far earned my respect and genuinely is a great player. 29 teams missed out, once again.
Great article. We don’t need Wiggins to be a max slot star if he can produce as a role player. That, of course, being a huge IF. What we will need is some quality assets to go alongside the big 3, Loon and Wiggins. Like better than Gasol level helpful, and preferably a wing. That’s where the draft capital comes in. We’ll see.
For what it’s worth, Wiggins has a better offensive and defensive rating than Dlo, and was a slight net positive for the wolves on court vs off, whereas the warriors were worse with dlo on the floor.
Did Wiggins shrink when he came to the Dubs? He was 6'8" tall a day ago, and now he's shrunk to 6'7".
if wiggins plays like he did last night then there will be no cause for concern, he'll be a great fit. i'm highly skeptical it will actually happen, however. seems like wolves fans are used to seeing him bring it every once in a while, then go back to coasting through games
I tell you what, if these guys can bring the type of energy they brought last night for the next 30 or so games, these eyes will be glued to the screen.
Please keep this team together for awhile. I really want to see it with Steph and Klay.
As one of the people who freaked out when I heard about the Wiggins trade, I have to admit, I feel pretty good about things right now. I didn't see the game but sounds like Ender was a much more complete player than the image most people have. If he can even resemble that in the future, we are looking good, whether we ultimately trade him and draft picks, or keep him and draft a bunch of young guns.
Hard to imagine a better start for Wiggins.
I always maintained that as great as Durant was, the Warriors never got the full benefit of an MVP-caliber player out of him because his iso skills were overkill in the Warrior offense.
Wiggins looked at least like a peak version of Rudy Gay out there. If this is who he's going to consistently be, we're in good shape.
Nice article Daniel. I was not pleased when the news of the Wiggins trade broke but I am rooting hard for the guy to prove me wrong at every chance he gets. I didn't think Chriss would contribute anything to this season either based on his previous results in the league and so far he has been a very welcome and productive surprise. Hoping for more of that.
Don’t forget Norvell. I really like that dude.