HartfordWhalers wrote:nolang1 wrote:It also works in Wiggins' favor on the other side of the ball, where he's been inefficient as a #1 option for most of his career but would cook teams that try to hide their worst perimeter defender on him.
Not speaking about Wiggins, but the evidence for this is really small. The players that take inefficient shots as first options tend to take the exact same shots as 2nd and 3rd options, as a general rule has been my experience.
Speaking about Wiggins specifically, he should never have been viewed as a first option above Towns. If there is an argument that he actually was, it is an argument that he doesn't know when to defer and have a better shot happen.
Yes, and actually we have already seen him when he was supposed to be the third option, behind Towns and Jimmy Butler. What do you think Wiggins did?
When a play wasn’t run for him, he stood around in the corner, unengaged. When he got to touch the ball, he refused to give it up. He would dribble around, and at the first sign of a defender, he would jack up a contested 19 footer. In that season, he kept shooting, even when Towns was putting up ridiculous TS%, and Wiggins took away his attempts, shooting more than KAT.
But I’m sure he’s a totally new man, now that he’s got a GSW Jersey on. What does his first six years matter?