There’s been some good, some bad, and plenty of lessons to learn. It’s tough to tell how Wiggins is handling it because he’s such a quiet kid (his in-game and post-game interviews are often short and sweet), but if the way he carries himself on the court is any indication, he’s holding up just fine.
Offensively, he typically shares the floor with accomplished scorers Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic and Thaddeus Young, so he isn’t a primary option. It’s easy for him to blend in, especially with a distributor like Ricky Rubio running the show. It’s Wiggins’ play on the defensive end of the floor that’s gained a great deal of attention, thanks in no small part to his last second foul against Jimmy Butler on Saturday night. But that mistake shouldn’t define his first week in the pros; there’s been both good and bad outside that one particular play.
It’s one thing to understand Wiggins has a learning curve, and another to see it in action. So, what does Andrew Wiggins’ learning curve as a defender actually look like?
Read the full thing over at A Wolf Among Wolves.