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Klay Thompson Explains Why Andrew Wiggins Is An All-Star: "Great Two-Way Player... One Of The Best Athletes In The NBA. Combine All Of Those Traits And You Got An All-Star."

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Andrew Wiggins got his first All-Star starter selection this season with the Golden State Warriors. There were definitely a lot of people who were shocked by him being able to make it, pointing out that there were other players like Luka Doncic or Devin Booker that were better individually.

However, there are definitely reasons that Andrew Wiggins should have made the All-Star Game. Klay Thompson recently explained that Andrew Wiggins is an All-Star due to his two-way ability, and added that he is one of the "best" athletes in the league. While Andrew Wiggins isn't a superstar, it is abundantly clear that he is a really good player.

He is such a great two-way player that if his shot is not there one night, his defense will always be there. He's also one of the best athletes in the NBA. Combine all of those traits and you got an All-Star.

The Golden State Warriors now have 4 players on their roster that have made All-Star teams in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins. There is no doubt that they have a lot of talent on that roster, and they're one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. They will be tough to play against in a 7 game series.

Andrew Wiggins has been big in the Warriors' success this year, often taking on the toughest matchup on the perimeter for the team while also giving the team anywhere from 18-20 points a game. Hopefully, he continues playing this way once the Warriors hit the postseason, where defense tightens up and things notoriously get harder. 

There is no doubt that the Warriors were in a tough spot earlier as they have been adjusting to having Klay Thompson. However, incorporating Klay Thompson will all be worth it, and Andrew Wiggins notably claimed that "it's going to be scary". It will be interesting to see how the Warriors do in the playoffs, but with their star power, they'll definitely have a good chance of winning the championship.