With our horrible record and some overdue luck, I’m starting to think the Celtics are going to land in the top 3 of the NBA lottery. That means we should pay extra attention to the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker (please turn pro) and Joel Embiid.
David Nurse, a fairly well known skills development coach, wrote an extensive scouting report on Wiggins. Here are some excerpts:
Andrew Wiggins is a world-class athlete. You would be hard pressed to find too many athletes in the world that can run and jump and make it look as effortless as Wiggins does. It probably does help that his dad Mitchell played in the NBA and his mother Marita was a track star for Canada in the ’84 Olympics. Not too shabby of genes to have passed on if you ask me.
In transition situations alone, Wiggins is finishing at a rate of 62 percent with a 1.30 points per possession. The same video game efficiency is true on the other athlete stat – offensive rebound put-backs. Wiggins is converting 63 percent of th...