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Andrew Wiggins Is Putting Together A Nice Little String Of Games

by Kyle Ratke, Digital Content Manager

Digital Content Manager

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If you’ve watched the Wolves this season, you have to like what you’ve seen from Andrew Wiggins.

There was Wiggins willing his team to victories against the Nets and Heat in the season and home opener, respectively.

Over the last three games especially, Wiggins has been really impressive. During that stretch, he’s averaged 25.3 points, 4.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 45.8 percent from the 3-point line.

He hit the six-assist mark in two of those games.

The most promising part of the season Wiggins is having has been his shot selection. This was something that was discussed (and stressed) a lot with Ryan Saunders taking over permanently as head coach this offseason. 

In 2018-19, Wiggins shot 30.1 percent of his shots from 10 feet to the 3-point line. This season, that number is down to 20.5 percent. 

This season, 57.6 percent of Wiggins’ shots are coming at the 3-point line or within three feet of the basket. This is what the Wolves want for Wiggins. 

After starting the season 0-for-13 from deep, Wiggins is now shooting 34 percent from the 3-point line. He’s also shooting 44.7 percent from the field, his best number since the 2016-17 season. His effective field goal percentage is up to 50.8 percent, which is a career-high.

Seven games isn’t a huge sample size, but you should feel optimistic about the growth Wiggins is making, and will likely continue to make in this system. Saunders and Gersson Rosas said that they thought this style could help Wiggins excel as a player and showcase him a bit more. So far, so good. 

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