- May 31, 2007
Yup. Pretty much spot on. The whole “LeBron should have kept Wiggins instead of forcing a Love trade” argument died pretty quickly. Wiggins’ NBA career kind of reminds me of Terrence Morris’ college career - lots of early promise and then a serious plateau that I wasn’t expecting. Wiggins is basically the same player now that he was when he came into the league. Last year, he had a very noticeable decline in FTA and FT%. He’s improved his 3PT shooting a little bit but that’s about it. I was 100% wrong about him.That Wiggins deal has turned into a franchise killer for the T'wolves. He's one of those guys that I was completely wrong about.
In college he was such a hard working defender with such great physicals (length, speed, explosivenes, etc.) that I figured that even if his offensive game never developed properly that he'd still be really valuable as a defensive stopper on the wing.
Rocco, by contrast, had him pegged as the next Rudy Gay. He's like a crack whore's DeRozan, terrible defense with inefficient scoring. I guess that he's young enough that he could turn it around, but they really should have moved him for picks before having to commit to that extension.