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Steve Kerr, Robert Covington speak out on Andrew Wiggins’ alleged improvement

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Andrew Wiggins dropped yet another efficient night in Thursday’s loss to the Houston Rockets, his third game shooting over 58% from the floor in his four games with the Golden State Warriors.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and former teammate Robert Covington spoke about his alleged improvement since changing jerseys:

“Now that I’ve seen him play, people have focused on everything Andrew can’t do and have forgotten all the things that he can do,” said Kerr after the 135-105 rout, according to Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area. “People have said that he’s overrated so much that he’s become underrated.”

The Warriors saw Wiggins as a rescue mission, capitalizing on his value in a potential career-best season after bouncing back from two hideous campaigns in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Yet Covington, who was traded to the Rockets only a few days before Wiggins went to Golden State, noted his improvement is one that’s been happening all year long:

“There is a change, but it’s going on all year,” said Covington, accrding to Eran Soroka of Sports5. “Not only since he came to the Warriors.”

Wiggins was already having one of his best seasons before the trade for D’Angelo Russell went down, but the Warriors have tried to optimize his offense, preparing him for the impending return of Stephen Curry.

The three games shooting over 58% from the floor are the same amount Andrew Wiggins mustered in the last two months with the Timberwolves, so he’s clearly doing something right at the moment.