“That’s what veterans are made of” Draymond Green makes time from his TNT duties for congratulating first time All-Star Andrew Wiggins

Draymond Green was busy in his new TNT duty but he made sure to make time for his teammates. and to congratulate Wiggins on his All-Star selection.

Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins

Draymond Green wasted no time in congratulating Andrew Wiggins for his 1st NBA All-Star selection. Draymond recently signed a deal with Turner Broadcasting in the ongoing season to appear on TNT’s Inside the NBA show. The announcement came amid Green’s inability to play due to a calf injury. Green also made a few appearances on the show during the playoffs in the previous season.

Draymond Green
Draymond Green

Draymond Green was busy in one such TNT duty but he made sure to make time for his teammates. Green came to the Warriors’ bench in his TNT post-game broadcast attire to congratulate Wiggins on his All-Star selection. Draymond has had confidence in Wiggins’ defensive abilities since his trade to the Warriors.

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Andre Wiggins

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Draymond Green has always been a believer in Andrew Wiggins

Draymond Green
Draymond Green

Now, Wiggins sets the tone on the defensive end in Draymond Green’s absence. He has a defensive rating of 105.6, 10th best in the NBA, and 2nd best in the Warriors (after Stephen Curry’s 103.6). When Wiggins first joined the Warriors, Green said for Wiggins – “He can be an All-Defensive player. As a leader of this team, that’s one of the things I really want to push him on”. While there is time for Defensive teams to come out, Green will definitely be proud of Wiggins’ this achievement as the leader.

Wiggins has established himself as one of the most important pieces of the Warriors lineup. The Warriors are one of the best defensive teams this year and Wiggins is a big part of the defense. Klay Thompson used to be the primary two-way player for the Warriors before he was sidelined due to injury. But Wiggins or Two-Way Wiggins has stepped up to the responsibility perfectly. 

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Andrew Wiggins’ journey to the All-Star Selection

Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins

The even better fact than Wiggins’ All-Star selection is the fact that he will be a starter in the All-Star game. Wiggins received 3,452,586 total votes during the process. He makes the All-Star over several other multiple-time All-Stars. The Warriors-Timberwolves trade did turn out to be well for him after all.

Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins received more votes than some of the biggest stars in the NBA like James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Paul George, Anthony Davis, Karl Anthony Towns, and Luka Doncic. The All-Star reserves will be announced on February 3rd and there is a big possibility that his fellow Warriors Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will make the cut too. Stephen Curry is already there with Wiggins as a starter in the game.

Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry will join Andrew Wiggins as the All-Star starter

He has been solid on the offensive end too. He may not be scoring as many points as he used to with the Wolves being one of their main players, but he is proving to be perfect for the Warriors. He is averaging 18.2 points per game along with 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He is shooting at a career-high of 40% from three and 48% overall from the field. The Warriors are already 2nd in the West and once Draymond Green comes back, it will only get tougher for the other teams in the league.

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