ILOVEIT wrote:Fans always want the "two in the bush". Wiggins has PROVEN he can really help this team. Proved he is a big time wing defender while scoring 20 a night. Warriors were top 5 defense WITH him. Where would they have been without him? Likely 20th IMO.
Siakam is injured so it probably won't even matter at this point.....but we just love the guys we haven't watched every night because we IMAGINE they will solve it all.
Wiggins had a +2.47 DRPM this year.. and was a top 10 perimeter defender on 2 different player tracker sites. That said, he's not the key, and while we were worse defensively without him, he didnt *make* the team a top 5 defense. Draymond is still that guy, Looney had more of an impact there, even JTA had more of a per minute impact on defense. But he's clearly a very good defender. Not getting steals really impacts his BPM score - and DBPM devalues perimeter defense (accurately) against on-ball defenders and rim defenders. But if you stifle his contract, which we can because of our insane payroll, and just look at what he provided.. If he was on a 10m contract, we'd be fawning over him as an excellent 3&D type.
We should not be trading him unless its for a superstar. And since one is unlikely to be available this offseason barring a big change, I'm in favor of keeping him, using the #6 on a player, and using the #14 to shore up the C position like I suggested above
#6/7 - MOODY
#46 - SHARPE
#47 - AYAYI
Curry / Poole / AYAYI / Nico
Klay* / MOODY / Poole / Jessup
Wiggins / MOODY / JTA / Lee
Draymond / JTA / Paschall
Boucher / Wiseman / SHARPE
Really like that team.. there's no one in the rotation aside from Sharpe who can't hit 3s. Rebounding may be a bit light but that's a super lengthy defensive team too.. Moody doesnt get enough love for his wingspan and defensive prowess. Having Poole, Moody, JTA, and Wiseman as a backup unit is an ass ton of potential, and each have passable enough 3rd stringers behind them in case dealing them / benching them becomes the right play.