The Golden State Warriors recently shipped D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins. Even though Wiggins has been demonstrating good things this season, plenty of fans believe he will have a similar role Harrison Barnes served for the Dubs during his time in Golden State.
The Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, however, has explained the differences between the two players while talking to reporters on Friday:
Steve Kerr discusses the idea that Andrew Wiggins will slide into a Harrison Barnes-like role for the Warriors: “The difference is Harrison was so physically strong we could play him at the four and he could guard 4s and centers.” pic.twitter.com/ShPBpqDN1y
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 7, 2020
“The difference is Harrison was so physically strong we could play him at the four and he could guard 4s and centers,” Kerr said.
Wiggins was the first overall pick of the 2014 NBA draft, but he hasn’t lived up to the expectations. He’s very good at attacking the rim with his impressive athleticism. However, he’s anything but a good defender and doesn’t seem to have what it takes to become a total superstar in the league.
Wiggins is averaging 22.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists this season. The 24-year-old is shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.0 percent from the free-throw line.