5) Wiggins’ shooting
Andrew Wiggins has slowly but surely shed his previous identity as an inefficient, unengaged player.
Wiggins started to show signs of his growth last year, but with a large enough sample size of games under his belt in 2021-22, he officially has proven that he is a new player.
His shooting splits of 48.3% from the field and 41.2% from three are both by far career highs, and for the first time since 2017-18, Wiggins has posted a positive plus/minus with +5.5.
On top of that, he is drawing the toughest defensive assignment every night, helping anchor the league’s top defense.
His improved play has not gone unnoticed, as he will make his first All-star appearance of his career.
Wiggins’ development is something that the experts surely did not see coming, but he has solidified himself into a crucial role on the team.