Andrew Wiggins has grown before his eyes through his first 11 career playoff games. The former No. 1 overall draft pick has accepted the playoff challenge, shown off his confidence and swagger, and let his hustle and athleticism let the world know he’s not only a bucket but a two-way menace and rebounding machine.
In the first two series of the playoffs, Wiggins has averaged 14.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game on 40.0 percent from beyond the arc. Wiggins posted 17.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game during the regular-season on 39.3 percent shooting from deep.
When asked about the task of guarding Luka Doncic in the Western Conference Finals, Wiggins admitted the three-time All-Star would be a handful. Doncic had carried the Mavericks to their first conference finals since 2011, when they won their first NBA title. To this point, Luka Legend has averaged 31.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game over 10 games.
“It’s gonna be a tough matchup, for sure,” Wiggins said about guarding Doncic. “You’ve seen what he’s been doing these whole playoffs. It’s gonna be a team effort. All of us, the whole team, will have to do it collectively.
Dallas beat Golden State in three out of its four games during the regular-season. During those four matchups, Doncic averaged 31.5 points, 9.0 boards, and 5.5 dimes per game while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 38.2 percent on three-pointers.
Game 1 of the WCF between the Warriors and Mavericks begins on Wednesday.