There was nothing overly boastful about anything Wiggins said, but a few things caught my ear — particularly as they related to the defense and team-building head coach/POBO Tom Thibodeau has been preaching since he arrived.
Here are a few quick Wiggins quotes:
*On Thibodeau’s style: “He’s going to really push defense and playing hard and all that. We’re looking forward to it.”
*On what else he’s noticed from Thibodeau and the staff: “He’s out here supporting the team and they’re getting involved in everything we do. They want to see the growth and what we’re working on.
*On rookie point guard Kris Dunn: “He’s a great player as you can see these last two games he’s been playing.”
*On the outlook for the season after going 29-53 last year: “We just have to trust the process. Nothing was built or set in one day. It’s a process. … With some new additions, players coming back we’re going to be even better this year. This should be a good year for us.”
*On the Wolves’ identity: “Young. We’re going to be playing hard, getting up and down. We’re going to be all over the place. I feel like we’re going to be a nightmare to play.”
And here’s the full interview:
— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 12, 2016