Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker Not Living Up to Expectations

November 25th, 2014 by Dan Karpuc Leave a reply »
Heading into the 2014 NBA draft, the question was simple—Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker?

The Cleveland Cavaliers decided to go with Wiggins, before trading him to the Minnesota Timberwolves in part of the Kevin Love deal. In what was assumed as an incredibly deep draft pool, Wiggins and Parker were considered the two most NBA-ready prospects. This may have been true—as they lead all rookies in scoring with 12.5 and 11.6 points per game, respectively—but neither player has lived up to his lofty expectations to this point.

Wiggins made his mark as a very unselfish team player as a member of the Kansas Jayhawks in his lone college season. Despite his unmatched athleticism, Wiggins refused to let the spotlight get the best of him and played within Bill Self’s offensive and defensive schemes.

He’s continued this unselfishness into the NBA, as he has averaged 12.5 points in 28.8 minutes per game. To add, he’s made only 4.6 field goals and 2.7 free throws per game in 10.8 and 3.8 attempts, respectively.

His athleticism is a cut above the rest, even in the NBA, but he simply isn’t using it to his ful ...

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