zimpy27 wrote:Wiggins will far more likely be the reason GS doesn't win a championship.
There is a small chance he buys into a specific role where he tries hard on defense always and occasionally gets plays on offense and ends up taking 12 shots a game. The chance I think is 1%. GSW are more likely to move him on.
I don't even think it's just buying in, but working on whole new skills and attitudes. There have been a lot of guys that are low usage, high efficiency role players. At the extreme end are guys like Kyle Korver, Clint Capela, Steven Adams, Tyson Chandler, Dwight Powell, Duncan Robinson, etc. Because high usage players are usually more talented, there tends to be this expectation that when they decrease their usage, they'll become one of those hyper efficient guys. Sometimes it does happen, like Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and KG in Boston. KG, Allen, and Pierce were 3 stars who also happened to have good shooting, high BBIQ, good off ball skills, and an unselfish attitude on the court. They're the exception though.
Usually it doesn't work out like that, because the skills and talents needed to be a star ball handler aren't the same skills and talents for an elite role player. A lot of high usage players actually drop in efficiency when their touches do down.
Here's how some star players' offensive ratings dropped when they moved to a situation where their usage dropped:
Paul George: 116 >>112
Kevin Love: 120 >> 115
Glen Rice: 117 >> 110
Russel Westbrook: 112 >> 109
Rashard Lewis: 117 >> 115
The only efficient thing about Wiggins' game are the fouls he draws for free throw attempts. If he's getting less touches, he's going to be drawing fewer fouls, and he'll be even less efficient.