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Andrew Wiggins

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  1. Stark

    Stark Best in the Land

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    Strengths: Off the charts run/jump athleticism … Lateral quickness and length also gives him great potential as a perimeter defender, along with versatility to guard both wing positions efficiently … Incredibly dangerous in transition opportunities, long strider with a quick first step, did a great job of scoring or getting fouled when getting out in transition … Shooting mechanics have improved greatly, with quickness enough to get his shot off under tight defense … Got to the FT stripe at a good rate, making 77.5% of his attempts … As an offensive rebounder, can keep possessions alive that very few others can due to his second jump and tremendous leaping ability … Challenged defensively at Kansas, often asked to guard the other teams leading scorer on the wing, doing an admirable job … Unselfish, will look for teammates and is an evolving playmaker … Spin move can become a major weapon in isolation, plus has shown a floater that over time could become a weapon … When being closely defended, his step back jumper has also been a move that is tough to guard … Plays with a quiet intensity and while some question his lack of emotion, also never gets to down … When he has been challenged, has shown an ability to step up to the challenge … Son of a former NBA player and an Olympic sprinter, has an understanding of the game and a knowledge of where to get to on the court … Conditioning is fantastic, played major minutes as a freshman and should be able to carry a solid work load immediately … Ability to run the floor is elite and ensures a certain level of success at NBA level … Very skinny but has the broad shoulders to add weight if he's determined to ... Showed an increased understanding of his role and got much lower on defense as the year progressed at Kansas, looks to be quite coachable ... Aside from a poor final tournament game, seemed to be playing his best basketball as the season came to a close, including a huge 40 plus point breakout performance against West Virginia ...

    Weaknesses: The biggest issue is whether or not Wiggins has the mental make up to maximize his immense physical gifts. While some scouts are extremely high on him, there are just as many that question his focus and passion for the game ... Often plays too upright on offense, which can get him off his base and lead to turnovers … Needs to work on moving without the ball, has a reputation of sometimes standing, ball watching … Defensive awareness is something he must work on, along with always running out to his spot and not relying completely on length, athleticism to challenge a player … Still needs to add upper body strength, had issues finishing around the basket and getting knocked off of his spot when defensive rebounding … Long range shot is still not overly consistent, sometimes turns his hand outward on follow through … Often loose with dribble, sometimes has the ball too high and gets exploited when double teamed … Some question his lack of assertiveness offensively, which calls into question his ability to be a primary option on a high level team … Battled inconsistency and struggled against physical defense, which could point to strength as well as a sign of shaky confidence … Should look to become a more vocal leader ... Too often settled for long range shots and did not venture out of his comfort zone enough, still has many things to learn in terms of creating mid range shots and counter moves … Had a difficult time establishing post position, something that could be a crucial next step to utilize his quickness and size as a wing at the next level ... Has been compared to Kobe Bryant, but the biggest difference appears to be the attention to detail. So far, granted Kobe's is extremely rare, Wiggins has been lacking in this area. Will he develop this critical aspect in order to polish his all around game to achieve greatness?

    Notes: Hype and expectations were enormous for his freshmen season, and he finished as a consensus 2nd Team All-American with averages of 17.1 ppg and 5.9 rpg … Even through ups and downs during his short time at Kansas, he showed glimpses of having exceptional potential as an NBA wing player … Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Wiggins has done very well when representing Canada in International competitions, going 2-0 as part of the World Team in the Nike Hoop Summit, averaging 18.5 ppg and 8 rpg … Shows enough athleticism and versatility to possibly play both wing positions, could become a match-up nightmare … The sky is the limit for him, as he's been blessed with the type of athleticism that does not come along in every class. Considered by some as the best athlete to surface in 10 years, since LeBron James. Will he develop the work ethic to maximize those abilities is the question … A virtual lock as a top 3 pick with a chance to go first depending on who gets the selection ...
     
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  2. IWantAKouki

    IWantAKouki Kouki, Not Cookie.

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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    Let the new new era of Cavs basketball begin.
     
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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    Wiggins!
     
  5. thedarkness2332

    thedarkness2332 The Official Ass-Slap Guy

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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    Thank you baby Jesus. Now freaking keep him.
     
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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    Is there a ithappened.gif ?
     
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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    Do not get rid of this player
     
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  8. 1B4IGO

    1B4IGO Long Distance Sniper

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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    Couldn't be happier,
     
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    kookoo Good 'Ole J.R

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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    He looks super happy to be a Cav. Lets hope we don't eff this up.
     
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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    I can fap to this.
     
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  11. Randolphkeys

    Randolphkeys Admittedly Pompous Staff Member Administrator

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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    I dig the young T-Mac comparisons. People remember the Houston T-Mac who hogged the ball, but young T-Mac was a monster. I still say he is David Thompson if Skywalker played in the three point era.
     
  12. Vindicate2

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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    Great pick!
     
  13. thedarkness2332

    thedarkness2332 The Official Ass-Slap Guy

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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    He's so excited he can barely speak. I love it... Elated to be here.
     
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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    chadfordinsider Chad Ford
    Source: The Cavs will keep Andrew Wiggins. They did not draft him to trade him.
     
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  15. AMC

    AMC Mmhmm.

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    Re: #1: Andrew Wiggins - G/F - Kansas University

    Seriously?
     

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