Stiles Points: Aaron Wiggins Is More Than a Meme, He Truly Saves Games

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In order to win the game against the Phoenix Suns, the Oklahoma City Thunder came to Aaron Wiggins for assistance, and he once again shown that he is more than just a meme.  

You have seen the "Aaron Wiggins Saved Basketball" meme if you have watched the Thunder in any way since Sam Presti picked Aaron Wiggins with the 55th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.   

Wiggins showed again on Sunday that he is not just a funny joke.After Sunday's game, Wiggins himself said about the meme, "It's a fun meme, I guess." Thanks to everyone who thinks I saved basketball.  

This time, he changes the course of another game and helps Oklahoma City get a big win away from home. He is definitely responsible for making a few more fans.   

The Oklahoma City Thunder were able to make another comeback against the Phoenix Suns, this time by a score of 10 points. The game got off to a rough start, with the Thunder falling behind by 13 points right away.  

Oklahoma City saved the game with Aaron Wiggins. The Maryland product kept the Thunder calm against the Suns in a game full of runs and scoring droughts of 10 or more points.  

In 22 minutes, Wiggins scored seven points, three rebounds, a block, and a staggering four steals off the bench. The 25-year-old excels in his occasional role whenever given the chance. This has been noted by his Thunder teammates.  

Very special. "Everyone sees the'saved basketball' memes, but I think it's hard to come into a game and not know what's going on and just plug in and do everything the team needs," Thunder rising star Jalen Williams said after Sunday's win over the Suns.  

Williams highlights Wiggins' best quality: always meeting contest requirements. The Thunder needed a defensive spark and struggled to purchase buckets.  

Former second-round pick fires Thunder on both ends, forcing turnovers and providing OKC easy buckets. This season, Wiggins is shooting 66 percent at the rim, 47 percent mid-range, 42 percent corner 3s, and 52 percent non-corner triples in the 100th percentile.   

The three-level scorer can sit defensively and erase possessions. Wiggins limits pick-and-roll opponents to 0.78 points per possession and 0.75 points per possession in isolation, staying attacked to his man and letting opponents to shoot 35% off screens.   

Wiggins has demonstrated that he is a high-quality role player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and he ought to continue to pressure Oklahoma City to give him more playing time.   

Wiggins has demonstrated that he is a high-quality role player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and he ought to continue to pressure Oklahoma City to give him more playing time.   

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