Wigginton: Out of Control or hated by refs?

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  1. BWRhasnoAC

    BWRhasnoAC Well-Known Member
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    I think slowing down a 1/2 step on offense is really good advice for Lindell. He is always pushing it because he feels the pressure to perform. I always say in carpentry you gotta slow down to speed up. Meaning think about what you're doing, and you will accomplish the same things with half the effort and time.

    I agree he is so close to being dominant but he has a ways to go on his defense. His on the ball D is pretty good though. Just needs to learn to cut people's lanes off better, instead of worrying about the foul and giving him that edge. Some of that is help side responsibility, but Chris Babb could shut a guy down all by himself just by being great with his lateral movement and body positioning.

    I hope he comes back next year but I am not optimistic. I think his heads is too deep in the NBA clouds.
     
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  2. GoClone

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    If LW comes back, which I am not counting on, he needs to look at how Frank Mason attacked and drove the ball. He took it hard to the hole and on a direct line to the basket, and typically overpowered the defender. If Mason didn't get the foul, he at least sent the "stay out of my way" message. Later in the game, as Mason tired or the defenders backed off, he would add some finesse and touch to finish his drives.

    LW should also talk to Naz about how he added the "finish" to his drives for his last year. I was impressed with how Naz developed that part of his game his fifth/senior year.
     
  3. cyclonefan1983

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    Lindell Wigginton needs to stay, become a better point guard, leader for the team, turn into what Carsen Edwards is for Purdue!
     
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  4. isuno1fan

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    LW is not and will never be a PG.
     
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  5. Bipolarcy

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    If this is a poll, I vote for out of control. It's one reason I don't think he'll ever make it in the NBA unless he cleans that up. He has insane athleticism, but I think it's sometimes to his detriment. He knows he's a great athlete and tries to do too much because of it, not realizing that there are other great athletes out there as well. He got away with it in high school, but that type of playing with your hair on fire is never going to fly against better teams or in the NBA.
     
  6. Jayshellberg

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    During dribble penatration, I think he would benefit from the mindset that he was going to put the ball in the basket rather than trying to find a way to get fouled. The fouls will come without making such an effort to draw them. Developing a tear drop floater like Curtis Stinson had would really strengthen his game.
     
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  7. Pat

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    I take it you don’t watch much professional basketball.
     
  8. capitalcityguy

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    I've said it ever since he was healthy (based on his sometimes erratic play this year).

    I truly believe he is one of those players that performs better if given the chance to get into the flow of the game immediately from the tip.
     
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  9. Dannynoonan

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    Thankfully I don’t. I used to watch when Jordan and bird played. It was pretty physical to the rim.
     
  10. Final42b

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    Wigginton’s struggles this year were greatly exaggerated. If you give him Babb’s minutes he’s averaging close to 20 ppg.
     
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  11. Iastfan112

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    20 very inefficient points per game. This was a problem last year as well.
     
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  12. BoxsterCy

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  13. CyHans

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    There is no comparison between him and Monte when it comes to being a point guard and look how long it took Monte to get into the league.
     
  14. CyCloned

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    Exactly what I was going to say. He certainly doesn't get the benefit of the doubt on the drive, but a lot of times he get into no man's land with no way out.
     
  15. Cyinthenorth

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    How good was NWB? A lot of my thoughts on him range from "Damb, he is an underrated point guard who doesn't make a lot of mistakes, the oil to our offense's engine" to "Damb, our offense gets really stagnant sometimes while NWB is dribbling the ball at the top of the key, or walking the ball up the court. He doesn't score much, could this offense be better without him?"
     
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  16. Pat

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    It’s a different game now, for better and worse. I think Wigginton has been watching a lot of Harden. On one hand, the guy may very well win back-to-back MVPs. On the other hand...

     
  17. dexterhawk

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    That's actually a spot on comparison... .
     

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