2. Andrew Wiggins returning to his role
By this point, it is clear as day that Andrew Wiggins is at his best when he is in the background. Only occasionally, when Wiggins is feeling particularly aggressive, do we see him steal the spotlight.
For the most part, Wiggins is built to be a complimentary piece. A tertiary scorer and a cog in the machine.
This is not a bad thing by any means. After all, playing behind Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Jordan Poole allowed Wiggins to make his first All-Star Game. He was an efficient scorer and elite perimeter defender, hiding in the shadows.
Since Curry’s injury, a significant weight has been placed on Wiggins. And, we’ve seen him revert to his old habits. His 3-point shooting has plummetted to below 30% and his confidence has gone with it.
Fortunately, Poole’s emergence, Klay Thompson’s mini-resurgence and Curry’s upcoming return will allow Wiggins to sneak back into his original role, where he is most comfortable and most effective.