Andrew Wiggins is unassuming on the court, but when in front of the mic, he makes for some saucy soundbites.
It comes from the confidence of being a former No. 1 overall pick who now shares the floor with Stephen Curry. Those two were among many that had productive nights in the Warriors’ most complete win of the season on Wednesday, 121-99 over the Spurs, moving Golden State’s record to 8-6.
Here’s part of what Wiggins said after the win, courtesy of NBC Sports’ Drew Shiller.
Now that’s confidence. Wiggins obviously feels emboldened by the Warriors’ culture and the talent of Curry (who had 26 points, 11 rebounds and and seven assists on Wednesday), Green and others.
But it hasn’t been all easy sledding, and through all the different lineups coach Steve Kerr has thrown out there, Wiggins is one of the most consistent players. Kerr can count on his defense, and his scoring has been steady thus far, though he’s been known to be inconsistent throughout his career. He had 18 points on 7 for 12 shooting on Wednesday, however.
And his good day from distance was typical in the season’s early going, per Shiller.
It’s unlikely that Wiggins can keep shooting 43 percent. But he’s shooting 38 percent overall and if he can sustain that number, the Warriors are in business. His very public confidence coincides with his play on the court, and if the Warriors are to keep rolling, it would help tremendously if that remained true.
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