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Best-Case Scenario: Clyde Drexler
Worst-Case Scenario: Vince Carter
There's no questioning Andrew Wiggins' potential—just if he has what it takes to reach it.
If we're talking about Wiggins' best-case scenario, I have to bring up my man Clyde Drexler, who's recognized as one of the 50 greatest players of all time.
Drexler was appropriately nicknamed "The Glide" for his ability to effortlessly soar through the air. He had touch on the move and unique shot-making ability.
Wiggins reminds me of Drexler—a lengthy wing who plays above the rim on offense and in players' grills on defense. Drexler didn't need the three-ball to carry him throughout his career. He did his damage attacking the rim in the open floor.
Wiggins is a once-in-a-decade athlete with a two-way skill set that could make him an all-time player one day.
If it doesn't, chances are he ends up with a career like Vince Carter's.
A popular criticism of Wiggins is that he lacks killer instinct and a cold-blooded mentality. Carter was a superior athlete and dangerous scorer, but his motor was always in question, as was his track record as a franchise player.
Like many scoring wings, Carter eventually became too perimeter-oriented, and his consistency suffered as a result.
Wiggins has the potential to be a memorable NBA superstar if he can maximize his natural talent and avoid the traps along the way.