Andrew Wiggins blocks Kevin Durant from behind

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You don’t see Kevin Durant get his shot blocked much, what with him being 6’9″ with arms so long he could pretty much touch the scoreboard without leaping.

But Andrew Wiggins makes some plays.

That is the promise of Wiggins. Yes, that block is from behind, but still it shows good defensive anticipation and instincts. Plus it flashes that crazy athleticism that caught team’s eye.

Wiggins is young, he needs a lot of polish and work on his skills (his handles for one, and his shot selection, and we could go on and on), but you can’t teach some of the things he does. He’s already got good defensive instincts and could be a lock down perimeter defender in a couple years. His offense is improving (but there is a ways to go).

Durant finished with 16 points on 8 shots in another Thunder win.

(Hat tip to Rey at That NBA Lottery Pick)