In a society where patience has gone out the window and only instant gratification matters, the poor play of the 2013 rookie class has many ready to write them off entirely. But while there isn’t an Anthony Davis in the bunch, this year’s draft had plenty of good young players who, for a variety of reasons, were simply not ready for the NBA. Read More. Written by Jonathan Tjarks on Apr 17, 2014
#151 Re: Andrew Wiggins - the next big thing Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:39 pm by Choker
sisibilio wrote:Nervous or not, it was pretty clear, at least to me, he was the most talented player in the game.
Agreed with you there.
What I thought popped out the most to me was his jab step and blow by at the 7:50 mark in that Nike Hoops Summit video. I think he could have exploded quicker, but I think his handles were holding him back there. If he develops better handles and jumper his triple threat is going to be deadly.
#158 Re: Andrew Wiggins - the next big thing Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:01 am by Damon_3388
Gmoney3 wrote:He's going to have to improve his skills 10 fold. I think hes more likely to be a JR Smith, Josh Smith, or Rudy Gay type than Kobe/Lebron/Tmac.
So he'll be like Kobe/LeBron/T-Mac, just not as good?
He's saying he'll probably be closer in talent to josh smith or rudy gay than lebron, kobe etc.
But weren't Josh Smith, Rudy Gay, JR Smith etc. supposed to be the next Kobe/LeBron/T-Mac types? That would mean that Wiggins will be a lesser version of those stars, just like the Smiths and Gay are currently.
#162 Re: Andrew Wiggins - the next big thing Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:25 am by sprint2thecup
he really has to work on his jumpshot if he wants to make something of himself in the nba. i was watching him in a high school game on ESPN last week. he took a lot of big threes, missed them all. he has a good inside drive and is very athletic. but i could still him turning out to just be a nobody. high school games are not a good indicator of how a player will translate into the nba.
#165 Re: Andrew Wiggins - the next big thing Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:24 am by sisibilio
TheGoodDoctor wrote:Even as a Canadian I don't like that he is consistently mentioned as a "Lebron" type of prospect.
Because really NO ONE is....not even in the past (yes even Jordan) as a prospect. Lebron was the most complete prospect the league has ever seen from overall skill to physical gifts. There simply isn't another prospect that has rivaled James as a prospect. To me Wiggins' potential is what McGrady could have been
Sabonis, Arvydas. Although that feels like ancient history.
If you want to try to measure the elements of basketball that are supposedly unmeasurable, spend a game just watching Marc Gasol. @MikePradaSBN
#167 Re: Andrew Wiggins - the next big thing Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:25 pm by inquisitive
For those of you who don't know, his father was a very good defender back in the 80s...unfortunately, drugs ruined his NBA career along with teammate Lewis Lloyd , but he resumed a successful career in Greece.
Harden gets fouled almost everytime he goes to the rim...the NBA might have to start a whistle business or they will run out soon --Bill Worrell