Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins talks about his improved handles
Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been on a tear early in the 2019-20 season. It’s been a sort of resurgence for the young forward and it seems like his improved ball-handling skills have a lot to do with it, per Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.
Wiggins on his improved handle: "I feel like I prepared for a moment like this. … I was ready to step up."
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) November 14, 2019
Some have observed that Wiggins’ handles might be the key reason for his success thus far. He can now go to his spots on the floor without turning it over. From there, it’s just a matter of knocking down the shot. And so far, he’s been doing just that.
In his latest outing, Wiggins dropped 30 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists in a win over the San Antonio Spurs. This is his second 30-point night and fourth time scoring at least 30 points. His season-high was a 40-point outburst in a win over the Golden State Warriors.
Wiggins was the first overall draft pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. While he did claim Rookie of the Year honors, somehow he dwindled out of the radar and subsequently became the target of harsh criticisms. After all, he was once compared to the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Andrew Wiggins' last 4 games:
30 PTS | 6 ASTS | 2 STLS
40 PTS | 5 REBS | 7 ASTS
25 PTS | 4 REBS | 5 ASTS
33 PTS | 6 REBS | 5 ASTS
Breakout year? pic.twitter.com/sesGVY0nk0
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 12, 2019
Now, he’s giving everyone a reason why once upon a time, he was one of the most hyped players coming out of college. Time can only tell if he can indeed hush all the haters and prove that he’s destined for greatness. But so far, Wiggins is doing well. Extremely well.