…phew, talk about a mouthful of a title.
But aside from poorly worded titles, I conducted a Twitter poll the other day about who is the worst Kansas wing drafted in the lottery. There were three options to choose from: Josh Jackson, Andrew Wiggins, and other (which you could provide). Of the 10 votes (yes, sad to say only 10 people voted in an election…for worst Kansas player), 6 voted for Wiggins and 4 voted for Jackson.
I personally voted for Wiggins, so I am not unhappy with the results. But taking out my 1 vote, Wiggins still won 5-4. Which made this interesting to me since I asked myself this, “How could you vote for Josh Jackson when Wiggins is literal trash?”
Do not get me wrong, I am not saying Josh Jackson is good. Trust me, I am not his biggest fan. Hell, I’m not even on his side of the ring here. He was a waste of the 4th overall pick (hilarious at how the Suns always mess their picks up), and has not improved. He is an infinitely better defender than Wiggins, and while that means absolutely nothing, that does mean something to me. Both wings love to shoot that 20-22 foot mid-range jumper, and both cannot score outside of that. They are both weak, timid, and can easily check themselves out mentally from a game. They are gamers or ballers at all, and can be easily bullied into doing nothing. However, where Jackson is an infinitely better defender, Wiggins is one of the most explosive and electric athletes. So again, it sounds like they are on equal footing right?
I would agree if it wasn’t for these two major facts: Wiggins makes a ton of money, and Wiggins is the only player in NBA history to play 30+ minutes and not shoot the ball once. The news about his contract is well-known, seeing as even Kevin Garnett called out the T-Wolves (then T-Bulls) owner for said contract on-air, and said that “he doesn’t know shit about basketball.” Ringing endorsement right? But no, the focal point is that Wiggins went a whole game without shooting, AND NO ONE NOTICED. No one during the broadcast mentioned it at all. The stat guys are the ones that mentioned it, and it occurred WAY after the game was over. How can you make $100 million and not shoot once? At least Josh Jackson shoots every game. Gimme the idiot that can play defense over the idiot that can’t do anything any day of the week.