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The problem: Lacks versatile repertoire of assertive shot-creating moves
While he must improve his strength and 40-minute intensity, Andrew Wiggins' biggest deficiency skill-wise is his creativity.
He's not a terrible dribbler, and he does have a nice spin move, but that won't cut it in the NBA. His handle could be tighter, and his game needs to be more unpredictable. It's pretty much either a three-pointer or layup attempt for him whenever he looks to score.
Eric Buenning of Brewhoop.com explains that Wiggins doesn't have the moves to get by his man in half-court scenarios:
...He doesn't seem to have that ability (yet) to break down his defender and find the open man for an easier shot than a reliance on athleticism to get a layup. I don't necessarily wonder if he'll develop that skill, but rather how long it will take for him to get to that level of shot creation.
When he gains the ability to maneuver past foes with multiple dribbles and effectively adjust to help defenders, he will be a star. Until then, he's relying solely on explosiveness.
How he can correct it
He will work on jab-step setups, fake step-backs, hesitations, in-and-out dribbles and tighter crossovers. While practicing all these moves, he must remember to stay balanced and control the ball.