Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders wants to improve Andrew Wiggins’ ‘shot selection’ and ‘shot values’
Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders is not ready to give up on Andrew Wiggins. In fact, the 33-year-old coach is determined to help Wiggins improve important aspects of his game.
Per Dane Moore of SKOR North, Saunders emphasized Wiggins’ shot selection as an area for improvement. The young Timberwolves tactician also wants Wiggins to put importance on “shot values” when their training camp begins.
“Shot selection. Shot values. I think that’s really important,” Saunders said. “And it’s not something that’s just a suggestion in the NBA anymore.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Wiggins first overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Cavs eventually traded him to the Timberwolves in the deal that sent Kevin Love to the Wine and Gold. There were high hopes for Wiggins back then, but the former Kansas standout is yet to make a significant impact in Minnesota.
In five seasons, Wiggins has been criticized for his lack of focus and aggressiveness. His shot selection is also being questioned most of the time along with his ability to knock down 3-pointers consistently.
In 73 games last season, Wiggins averaged 18.1 points on a career-low 41.2 percent clip from the field. The Canadian star will be playing in the second season of his five-year, $147.71 million contract.