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Wiggins has surprised Warriors coach Brown in two areas

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After a rough first two performances vs. the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, Andrew Wiggins has been fantastic over the last eight games.

The No. 1 overall pick from the 2014 NBA Draft is averaging 18.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.8 blocks over that span, while shooting 47.4 percent overall and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc.

After the Warriors' win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night, he told the media this is the happiest he has been in the NBA. He also wants to send a message to the basketball world.

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Is Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown surprised by anything he has seen from Wiggins thus far?

"There are a couple things. First is his passing ability. I knew he was a decent passer, but I think Andrew is a high-level passer -- especially when he gets downhill," Brown said Monday morning on 95.7 The Game's "The Morning Roast" show. "He finds guys on the perimeter that sometimes I don't think he should be capable of finding.

"That's a skillset in itself."

"And then another thing offensively is his ability to play in the open court," Brown said. "In transition, weaving through traffic and getting to the rim, or getting a drag pick-and-roll and making a play has been a lot of fun to watch."

 

On the other end of the floor, Wiggins without question is playing the best defense of his career. He's making things difficult for some of the top wings in the game, and has brought a level of physicality that has surprised many.

"I've been telling him as of late, I'm like, 'Man, you're this little skinny string bean of a guy but you're kind of strong,' " Brown said on 95.7 with a funny tone.

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And if the 25-year-old is able to consistently deliver strong performances, Golden State should rack up the victories.

Wiggins and the Warriors close out their seven-game homestand Tuesday night against the Indiana Pacers.

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