Among players who have had as many offensive rebound chances as Murray (6-foot-5) this season, the only guards who have a better adjusted offensive rebound percentage are Ben Simmons (6-foot-10) and Andre Roberson (6-foot-7). The only qualified guard with more defensive rebounds per minute so far this season is Westbrook. For those who have at least as many total rebound opportunities, the only guards who rank higher in overall adjusted rebound percentage are hyped-up rookie Lonzo Ball, Simmons and Westbrook as well as MVP-candidates like LeBron James and Jimmy Butler.
Wiggins is shooting 11-for-50 (22.0 percent) on this play type, which is the worst among those who have taken at least 30 field goal attempts when running isolation plays. His points per possession (0.56) is also the lowest in this group. He is shooting 33.9 percent from beyond 16 feet and his catch-and-shoot field goal percentage (33.8 percent) is lower than anyone else who has taken at least as many attempts.
Wiggins is simply more efficient when he is not trying to play one-on-one offense and instead has the opportunity to run a cutter player, which has been a trend for the previous two seasons as well. This was originally introduced by Andy Bailey. Butler has also excelled when cutting towards the rim, which should help their offense as the opposition will have to account for two players with such a similar dominance.
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