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Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread

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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#436 » by Undefeated » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:24 pm

I saw Wiggins play against Cape Henry a few weeks back and it's ridiculous how high he gets above the rim. On a lob attempt he missed he had his elbow at rim level which is just ridiculous. I think everyone knows he needs to work on that in-between game, but his triple-threat game has really improved in terms of sizing up his defender and getting to the basket. He has that head fake, jab step and ball fake to the left then the quick one dribble blow-by turning it into a half-spin move. That's his bread-and-butter right now. He needs to work on ball security when he takes it to the hole out of that spin, but I think that will improve once he gets more reps in once getting that skill to play at the same speed as his quickness/athleticism.
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#437 » by God Squad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:27 pm

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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#438 » by TheFreshPrince » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:41 pm

I haven't had the pleasure of watching him play live yet. Who's the best comparison for him? I'd just like to get a feel for the type of game he plays.
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#439 » by Inevitable » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:57 pm

TheFreshPrince wrote:I haven't had the pleasure of watching him play live yet. Who's the best comparison for him? I'd just like to get a feel for the type of game he plays.


Many say he can be a hybrid of Pippen/Tmac
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#440 » by TheFreshPrince » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:59 pm

Inevitable wrote:
TheFreshPrince wrote:I haven't had the pleasure of watching him play live yet. Who's the best comparison for him? I'd just like to get a feel for the type of game he plays.


Many say he can be a hybrid of Pippen/Tmac


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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#441 » by pkiskool » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:06 pm

Crazy-Canuck wrote:Wiggins was playing with the flu and bronchitis in his matchup with volley.

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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#442 » by Dr Positivity » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:32 pm

TheFreshPrince wrote:I haven't had the pleasure of watching him play live yet. Who's the best comparison for him? I'd just like to get a feel for the type of game he plays.


I would say Rudy Gay is a decent comp right now. To me Wiggins' athleticism is very overrated. Bit worried that this is a Marvin Williams come again situation, where he gets billed as a freakish, superstar caliber athlete in high school, but in reality is a guy with a disappointing first step, which when combined with average ballhandling, doesn't make him an elite slasher. I'm not sure how people are watching these games and feeling like he's a blinding speed/blow-by player, because he's not. He uses power and feel a lot more than speed off the dribble. Marvin Williams (among other players like Demar and Barnes) is a warning about just how wrong high school hype can be about athleticism. Forget the hype and high school videos and watch this 9 minute clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4pK2synQRQ and tell me whether that looks like a Lebron, Pippen, Tmac level of freak athletically, cause it doesn't look even close to it me and he's looked even more underwhelming athletically in the Huntington games I've seen, to be fair I guess because it's so easy for him to use his size down low instead. Wiggins is still a great prospect because his feel for the game is one of the best for a wing player in the last few decades. You mix that with strength, potential 3pt shooting and still being a very good/great athlete and he can be a great prospect and maybe even #1 caliber. But the hype around his athleticism and physical tools to me is just utterly bizarre and it's setting him up to be billed a disappointment in college. I mean the hype around this guy's physical tools is so great that he's getting called best prospect since Lebron despite having a raw skill game??? Better than Durant, Oden, Rose, Wall, Howard, etc.? His hype around his physical tools is basically saying, his SG/SF athleticism is more valuable than Oden and Howard's physical tools at C were. That's just fking ridiculous. I mean watch the youtube clip I posted above... does that look like a guy who's raw physical tools are > Oden and Howard?

(On that note, before you take my Canadian basketball fan card away for doubting the Church of Wiggins, keep in mind I have Anthony Bennett as the #1 prospect in 2012 and as a future perennial all-star ;) )
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#443 » by fredericklove » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:50 pm

TheFreshPrince wrote:I haven't had the pleasure of watching him play live yet. Who's the best comparison for him? I'd just like to get a feel for the type of game he plays.


There was a 4 parts high school full game clip on youtube, saw it, but can't find it anymore now. It probably got deleted.

You can watch this to get a feel of his game.



Nvm, my PER bet rival showed the clip above me. I'll try my best to find that 4 parts high school full game clip again.
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#444 » by fredericklove » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:56 pm

DG88 wrote:
Not sure what FSU's playing style is but I know that they're known for their defensive minded approach to the game, which may lead cause their offense to be more halfcourt then high paced.


If it's more halfcourt it's better for Wiggin's growth development, high paced offense is too easy for him due to his athletic ability because there will be lots of easy dunks easy drive. With a halfcourt set, he can slow it down and learn to play better and develop better that way. This is also why I don't want him to play for cats, its high pace dribble drive system, but even though it's still a pretty good system for an athletic wing to play for.
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#445 » by HangTime » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:56 pm

Hopefully Adam Silvers first act is to re-introduce territorial draft picks for the 2014 draft.

Raps Got screwed over from picking #1 in 1996. We should be rewarded with a territorial pick in 2014.

Still can't believe the Raps and Grizz couldn't get the 1st pick in the first 3 years of exsistence. While no other team had to deal with that.
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#446 » by DG88 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:32 am

fredericklove wrote:
DG88 wrote:
Not sure what FSU's playing style is but I know that they're known for their defensive minded approach to the game, which may lead cause their offense to be more halfcourt then high paced.


If it's more halfcourt it's better for Wiggin's growth development, high paced offense is too easy for him due to his athletic ability because there will be lots of easy dunks easy drive. With a halfcourt set, he can slow it down and learn to play better and develop better that way. This is also why I don't want him to play for cats, its high pace dribble drive system, but even though it's still a pretty good system for an athletic wing to play for.

Plus if he goes to FSU he'd be playing with a long time friend and current teammate Xavier Rathan-Mayes. He's got a lot of connections at FSU specifically because his parent went there.
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#447 » by Scase » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:20 am

fredericklove wrote:
TheFreshPrince wrote:I haven't had the pleasure of watching him play live yet. Who's the best comparison for him? I'd just like to get a feel for the type of game he plays.


There was a 4 parts high school full game clip on youtube, saw it, but can't find it anymore now. It probably got deleted.

You can watch this to get a feel of his game.



Nvm, my PER bet rival showed the clip above me. I'll try my best to find that 4 parts high school full game clip again.

Sweet christ we need this kid. The whole time I'm watching this and I see him pull some ill chosen move, and then I realize he's a 17 year old kid and they are throwing double teams at him. He's gonna be a superstar.
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#448 » by RaptorReloaded » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:59 am

TheFreshPrince wrote:
Inevitable wrote:
TheFreshPrince wrote:I haven't had the pleasure of watching him play live yet. Who's the best comparison for him? I'd just like to get a feel for the type of game he plays.


Many say he can be a hybrid of Pippen/Tmac


:o


His playing style reminds me of a young Jordan..
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#449 » by Aventador » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:54 am

this is why we tank Boys and Girls
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#450 » by God Squad » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:32 am

LOL a young jordan.
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#451 » by Inevitable » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:37 am

The Flyest wrote:this is why we tank Boys and Girls


BC's good at building a mediocre complimentary team, hopefully we can luck into a superstar that brings us over the top :lol:
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#452 » by Snakeyes » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:58 pm

God Squad wrote:LOL a young jordan.

The Maple Jordan 8-)
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#453 » by dballislife » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:23 pm

the question is, how good you think this team is in 2-3 years

lowry
ross
demar fields
ed bargs
jonas amir

can it look close to contending? if not, position a few pieces get cap space and tank for wiggins
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#454 » by God Squad » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:47 pm

dballislife wrote:the question is, how good you think this team is in 2-3 years

lowry
ross
demar fields
ed bargs
jonas amir

can it look close to contending? if not, position a few pieces get cap space and tank for wiggins

That team is trash. We still have zero star power. Fire Bryan Colangelo. Tank to build please.
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Re: Official Tank for Andrew Wiggins Thread 

Post#455 » by Kabatnaz » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:28 pm

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