Andrew Wiggins best comparison
6'8" Latrell Sprewell - same bosy type, crazy athleticism, unstoppable in the open floor, excellent 3 point shooting... only question mark about Andrew is if he can be assertive enough to lead a team like Latrell...
Sprewell had a motor that Wiggins lacks, Sprewell was the first person i remeber that screams like crazy everytime he dunks, and he dunks like he wants to rip the rim down. Spre also took a bunch of shots, he was sort of the ballhog that AI. was back in the day. he wouldn't take 8 attempts in a game his team needed him most. The biggest question on Andrew Wiggins is his motor, and Sprewells motor was so good, he made the chrome keep spinning every time he stops.
The closest player I can think of to Wiggins is Dr. J, in terms of size, length, defense and athleticism.
Not a real fan of comparisons and this one even less. Don't see any similarities between the two - from demeanor to game. The fact that they both make a good attempt at defending might be the only thread that ties them together.
I think Wiggins will be good, with an outside chance of great. Not sure how to project him over 82 games, though. Can he keep up the intensity on a February Tuesday in Cleveland or Detroit? The biggest question abut Wiggins is if he will develop the necessary consistency to be a lead player who "brings it" every night.
This guy is a good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cymbyIKqmeY
Wiggins is a 2 foot jumper which takes away the iggy comparison for me ... that's y Wiggins didn't get as many jaw dropping dunks n college... needs more strength to power up off two ... I'd say Dominique best case ...not a great shooter or handle but knows his sweet spots n can out jump n out quick just about everyone at his position and get a few nice tip dunks a game ... he went for 40 n college so I can see him becoming a good if not great scorer one day sprewell i can't see ... like u said he never saw a shot he distilled n his energy level n body language is total opposite to Wiggins
Nique was the KING of the 2 footed jumpers - a lot of power and a really good jump shot. My sense on college guys is they get compared to guys they'll be lucky to get anywhere near - Dr J ?? Nique ? Hall of Famers and this is a guy who scored what, 4 points in the Tourny.
Wiggins had 19-4 and two blocks against Eastern Kentucky in the first round.
I stand corrected and acknowledger Dominique as the closest comparison!
Andre Iguodala isn't a comparison at all because of how many feet he jumps off of? You're obviously overlooking the combination of elite athleticism and speed (Iggy was a track star turned basketball player, Wiggins comes from great genes (Dad played in NBA, Mom still has records at Florida State in track & field)) which help make them offensive terrors in the open court. Also there's the great defensive upside as well as being improving shooters. That is without saying there are differences like Iggy being a better playmaker and better along defensively entering the draft while Wiggins posessing the greater potential to me more potent offensively. Case in point, just because Iggy and Wiggins don't jump off the same amount of feet (primarily) doesn't mean the above comparisons are entirely irrelevant.
I feel he is a more athletic version of Rudy Gay, with more potential.
Kawhi because this guy has crazy physical tools; plays good defense; plays within a system.
Rudy Gay because when Rudy can into the league; he too was considered 'raw', crazy athletic ability.
However, I think Wiggins will a much better offensive player than Kawhi is right now. He will also not be a ball stopper that Rudy is. He can be a top 7 in the league by 3 years max and he'll eventually challenge Davis and KD for the crown as the top player in the league.
Sometimes I think him playing for Kansas kind of held him from having to be assertive on offense. Im not hating on Kansas or anything but they had a lot of weapons like Seldon, Embid, Ellis, and other bigs off the bench. Im sure if he was on a team that wasn't as stacked then he would of had to do more on the offensive end. I think averaging 16ish points a game as a freshman in that system is pretty impressive.
For a comparison I cant really think of one for Wiggins because we don't know how he is going to fill out and what part of his game will improve the most by the next few years. One thing we do know is that he is a monster defender on the wing. If his defense can be like Kwahi's, I see him being a superstar because I feel his offense has so much potential. I think its hard to find a comparision because he seems like a player who will be different then anything before him.
Spewell was a lot faster and would try to tear down the rim every time he dunked the ball. The Spewell comparison was not even close. My comparison to Wiggins is Rudy Gay when he was at UCONN
Remember when guys like Kobe, Garnett, and McGrady were entering the draft, and there were all sorts of questions how good they would end up? People saw they had world class potential, but we weren't able to see them develop in college. That's how I feel about Wiggins. Ya, he played a year at Kansas, but I don't feel like I know a whole lot more about what kind of NBA player he's gonna be. I think he has every physical tool to be a major star. The fact that he scored 4 points in his last college game has no bearing on weather he's going to be any good in the NBA. I'm not saying he's gonna be as good as Kobe, McGrady, or anybody else, because frankly nobody has any kind of clue yet what kind of player he will be. I think worrying about comparisons is silly.
I don't know why you guys keep running away from the Gerald Green comparison, but that's the guy he resembles the most. Maybe you got bored with that one, but they're games as 19 year olds are nearly identical. Both of them are mainly two foot leapers with choppy ball-handling and good spot up shooters. Remember Green was supposed to be the next McGrady coming outta H.S. and though he didn't reach that level he's been great for Phoenix this season. Dr. J?
'Nique? Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeetttt..............Sprewell??? They play NOTHING alike as stated above and have complete opposite approaches to the game. Even the Rudy Gary comparison is way off base. Gay was way more polished offensively at the same stage and is an extremely smooth and fluid athlete, two thing of which Wiggins is not. I feel if ends up slightly better than Green is right now (reaches 20-22 ppg, and better defensively) that'll be just fine considering his talent and mental make up.
Well, at least someone agrees with me with the Iggy comparison.
Sorry, but he isn't anything like Iguodala. Iggy is basically a PG in a SF body. Wiggins has zero PG skills. I've been following Iguodala since his senior year of high school, nothing like Wiggins.
I used to see him getting compared to George a lot, but haven't seen this comparison as much lately. The major differences I see are Wiggins not being as aggressive of a scorer and not being as much of an outside threat. I still think that Wiggins becomes a great offensive player because of his ability to get to the hoop and get to the line. Coming into the league, I don't think George had that much better of a jump shot than Wiggins does now. He just worked hard and improved it. Wiggins is perfectly capable of doing the same thing. Wiggins has the work ethic to become great, he just has to show that aggressiveness every game.
Wiggins is basically the same size as George, has freak athletic abilities like George, and can play on both ends of the floor. He might not end up as successful as Paul George, but I think he'll become a similar player.
I believe that once he's in the NBA, the passive Wiggins we saw at times at Kansas will disappear and we'll see the aggressive Wiggins that we saw flashes of.
what about this¿?
.floor: jeff green
.ceiling: paul george
I don't like the Rudy Gay or Paul George comparisons very much because to me Wiggins seems to be shorter than both and especially gay is way stronger than him. Maybe Andrew isn't done growing and might end up beeing 6'9" but as of right now I don't think he is as tall as the other two.
I've been loving Michael Finley very much when he was with the Mavs and still young. Finley played as a 22 year old rookie and this is something very different to the young Wiggins but physically I see them very comparable. Both can play the 2 or 3 depending on the matchup and are / were very good allround players. Wiggins is the better defender but Finley the better distributor but to me Wiggins is much more of a tweener between the 2 and 3 spot than a true SF. There is not much what Finley couln't do when he was in his prime.
Wiggins being a tweener isn't necessarily a bad thing. I think he'll be able to successfully guard both the 2 and 3 in the NBA, so it shouldn't matter too much.