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Andrew Wiggins Is Lazier Than Some Of The Slowest Runners In The NBA

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Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

There's no doubt that Andrew Wiggins is one of the most athletic players in the NBA today. All you need to do is searc up "Wiggins poster" on YouTube to see first-hand evidence.

Wiggins can sky with the best of them, and his vetical and body control is out of this world. But for all the genetic advantages Wiggins possesses as an NBA player, he more often than not doesn't put it to good use.

According to motion-tracking cameras placed inside every NBA arena in the league -- cameras that record almost all movement data basketball has to offer for every single player on the court -- Andrew Wiggins apparently only "runs fast" 4.8% of the time he's on the floor, ranking him in the bottom 10 of the league, with every player around the same rank a center, via Second Spectrum.

"Motion-tracking cameras recorded Wiggins “running fast” during only 4.8% of his time on the floor, one of the 10 lowest such figures in the league, per Second Spectrum. Almost everyone in his slowpoke vicinity is a plodding 7-footer."

Wiggins' average speed per game clocks in at 4.01 MPH, ranking him way down the order in terms of the entire league.

Scouts have brought up the issue of Wiggins' effort before he was even drafted, pinning it as a major weakness despite his physical gifts:

"Weaknesses: The biggest issue is whether or not Wiggins has the mental make up to maximize his immense physical gifts. While some scouts are extremely high on him, there are just as many that question his focus and passion for the game"

Wiggins' effort on the floor may have turned out to be a major reason why All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota, and with Butler seemingly as good as gone, it'll be interesting to see if Andrew's habits change at all.