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Myers explains how Wiggins 'still learning' how Steph plays

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Andrew Wiggins, for the most part, has been very solid through the Warriors' first 36 games.

His shooting numbers since February -- 44.6 percent from the field and 28 percent from 3-point range -- have dipped, but he consistently has played fantastic defense.

Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers took inventory of Wiggins' season prior to the team's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

"Playing with Steph [Curry] is fantastic. But we play a unique style," Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Grant Liffmann and Dorell Wright. "The way Steph moves off the ball.

"When Steph's off the ball running around like a madman, sometimes you're kind of like, 'Where am I supposed to go? I don't want to get in his way. What should I do?'

"It takes a little while. I think Andrew is still learning."

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And the Warriors of course envisioned Wiggins playing alongside Steph and Klay Thompson.

"Andrew -- with Klay -- will get to operate in a little more space," Myers explained. "Every player loves that, especially one that's trying to get to the basket like Andrew.

 

"They fit well, they can switch defensively."

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As Wiggins explained earlier this season:

It's a bummer to have to keep saying, "Just wait until next season," but that's just the way it is.

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