Andrew Wiggins first taste of real NBA action came Wednesday night — and Tony Allen was lined up to cover him. Welcome to the NBA, kid. Wiggins had to face one of the league’s better perimeter defenders backed a solid, physical defense with a former Defensive Player of the Year protecting the paint (Marc Gasol).
As you might expect, Wiggins didn’t have a monster night, but we did get to see Wiggins hit his first bucket in the NBA — a quality catch-and-shoot three off a dish from Ricky Rubio.
In general Wiggins battled foul trouble, played a little more than 18 minutes and had just 18 touches, didn’t have a great defensive night and, well, looked like a rookie. But there will be much better nights ahead. r