Like Ja Morant, Andrew Wiggins picked up his first All-Star Game selection, but unlike the Grizzlies point guard, the Warriors winger isn’t unanimous. For many, he took the place of Chris Paul or Devin Booker, and he owes his selection to an influx of votes from Korea.
But Wiggins doesn’t care. “It has been a long road to get here. I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs. I come here to play, then I go home to play with my children, then I go to bed. In this order. I play basketball, and I don’t care about outside noise. I’m here to improve myself again and again. Everyone will have their say, but I take it as an additional motivation to progress and improve further. »
“He was everywhere in defense. In attack, he is our most consistent player.
Against the Nets, Wiggins rightly responded on the field, signing one of his most complete games of the season with 24 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks. All at 10 of 18 on shots. We will especially remember his first quarter with 14 points!
“Andrew was phenomenal tonight” loose Steve Kerr. “Three blocks, or rather two I think, and three interceptions… He was everywhere in defense. In attack, he is our most consistent player. He more or less carried us in the first half and he plays with amazing confidence. He proved why he was All-Star. »
Same speech at Klay Thompson, who discovers his teammate since his return. ” Andrew is poised to be an All-NBA level player with his ability to make an impact on both ends of the court. He makes 3-points, he taps, he counters, he intercepts… It’s incredible! »
For Wiggins, defending well is his primary motivation. Especially in the absence of Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.
« As I said before, this is something close to my heart. I like the challenge, especially I like the idea of standing up to the opposing superstar. Draymond Green, our defensive pillar, is not there. Just like Andre Iguodala, a very great defender, a very intelligent player. So everyone has to raise their game, and I’m ready to make up for their absences.. »
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