Andrew Wiggins looked like a star in first game under new Timberwolves coach | The Jump

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
  • Amin Elhassan, Chiney Ogwumike and Byron Scott of The Jump react to Timberwolves vs. Thunder, which was the first game for new Minnesota head coach Ryan Saunders after Tom Thibodeau was fired. Andrew Wiggins scored 40 points as the Wolves beat OKC, showing a potential rejuvenation for Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Derrick Rose & Co. as they attempt to reach the NBA playoffs for the second straight season.
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Comments • 316

  • Bang! Bang
    Bang! Bang Month ago

    How can a shooting bricks overpaid asshole guy called a superstar?! Are u drunk?

  • The Orbital
    The Orbital 3 months ago

    Wiggins didn't do anything different than what he does every game in terms of shot selection. They just went in that night and he got to the free throw line better than usual. NOT TO MENTION he always does well against OKC

  • Chris xO
    Chris xO 3 months ago

    This man being played like a Hall of Famer he better look like a star

  • mohamed abdullah
    mohamed abdullah 3 months ago

    noooooooooo we miss Rachel , pls dont give her offdays

  • Wergoheb
    Wergoheb 3 months ago

    It's a coincidence

  • Tucan 313
    Tucan 313 3 months ago

    Wiggins has always upside too him he's just inconsistent an at tines he seems like he doesn't he cares but maybe it was him not liking the coach idk

  • mckay bornschlegl
    mckay bornschlegl 3 months ago

    4:15 did i just see Andrew Wiggins pass to himself

  • 78jaymack
    78jaymack 3 months ago

    The producers still asked him to sound just like Rachel. Same cadance and delivery in the monologue.

  • ShadyBwady
    ShadyBwady 3 months ago

    I love her knowledge of the game

  • GarrettFischer1
    GarrettFischer1 3 months ago

    This is just what Andrew Wiggins does. He will play great one game, and then the next game suck it up. No consistency.

  • samir secickic
    samir secickic 3 months ago

    Most inconsistent and overrated player in NBA....loser

    IAN RUSSELL 3 months ago

    The Wolves are making a huge mistake every other day not playing Rose in hopes that the guys they like more might have a good night force feeding the action threw them. Rose is having MVP caliber season when he plays and they are screwing over him in spite of Thibs.

    IAN RUSSELL 3 months ago

    The Wolves are making a huge mistake every other day not playing Rose in hopes that the guys they like more might have a good night force feeding the action threw them. Rose is having MVP caliber season when he plays and they are screwing over him in spite of Thibs.

  • Dave PH
    Dave PH 3 months ago

    I remember Amin said that Teague is better than Rose. What do you say now? He is an all-star player!

  • Ruben Magana
    Ruben Magana 3 months ago

    I’m not a fan but I’m glad wolves got rid of thibs

  • Daniel Ramalan
    Daniel Ramalan 3 months ago

    Dallas brought them back to reality :)

  • Jayden Thiriot
    Jayden Thiriot 3 months ago

    I'm so happy for Minnesota, Thibs just was not a good fit.

  • Dave Anthony Ibanez
    Dave Anthony Ibanez 3 months ago

    This what happens when u hire cancer in your team named "thibs" and "Jimmy Butler"

  • Childs Play
    Childs Play 3 months ago

    Byron Scott don’t know how to coach,.. the only thing he do in Lakers is licks Kobe’s @** to save he’s Career,..

  • duncan pinderhughes
    duncan pinderhughes 3 months ago

    Please get rid of this girl ...where is Cari champion when you need her

  • Callum Acret
    Callum Acret 3 months ago

    It’s only been one game but everything went well

  • Aaron Leung
    Aaron Leung 3 months ago

    Players in Minny are having fun now

  • Vaishnav Negi
    Vaishnav Negi 3 months ago

    They more happy to be free of Tibs.

  • Andrew Mercado
    Andrew Mercado 3 months ago

    Tibs turning in his grave lol

  • 00Mindi00
    00Mindi00 3 months ago

    DAMN is Chiney a glamour

  • Jane Rose Isla
    Jane Rose Isla 3 months ago

    Jjqjh1q njj 789

  • Notthatyouneedtoknow
    Notthatyouneedtoknow 3 months ago

    Chiney is the only one of these commentators who has a clue whats going on in Minnesota.

  • Ted Grover
    Ted Grover 3 months ago

    Yea timberwolves trash

  • Rock Callahan
    Rock Callahan 3 months ago

    Nibba younger than bron ?😂

  • Nathaniel Hofer
    Nathaniel Hofer 3 months ago

    Amin was nice in the intro seat, hope he gets promoted to that seat 12 inches to the left

  • Donae Morrow
    Donae Morrow 3 months ago +1

    Im sorry. I dont like " facts" as a slang word

  • Laker Logic
    Laker Logic 3 months ago

    Wiggins is very similar Brandon Ingram and as a Lakers fan, that ain’t good.

  • 121212
    121212 3 months ago

    The make up artist made Hassan look like an indian with all that rouge

  • Michael Rivera
    Michael Rivera 3 months ago

    wiggin needs to play for okc, so he can be a star on every home game lol

  • Donny Don
    Donny Don 3 months ago

  • Ru Lz
    Ru Lz 3 months ago

    eh man whenever yall ready send AWiggs back home to us.#raptors

  • Swavo 824
    Swavo 824 3 months ago

    He dropped 3128 40

  • Rabarberellum 101
    Rabarberellum 101 3 months ago

    Louis Gossett jr., those were the days.

  • Evolve816
    Evolve816 3 months ago

    I only watch the T-Wolves for D-Rose. Just saying...

  • Justin Zinkowski
    Justin Zinkowski 3 months ago

    Why caption this about wiggins? They literally talked about him for 45 seconds

  • ThaLiveKing
    ThaLiveKing 3 months ago

    Pacers got rid of Jim O'Brien and signed Frank Vogel and the players trusted him and they had instant success. These old coaches don't want to adjust.

    BIGROO 3 months ago

    As a Fan i was tired of hearing Thibs scream out plays everytime somebody brought the ball up the court so i know the players was sick of hearing it everyplay. let the dudes free flow sometimes and play free thats what Gsw and other good teams do. watching the wolves under thibs remind me so much of highschool where the coach was always trying to be the star, hopefully Ryan saunders let them play a free flowing game and call plays when needed, brings out the best in ppl and also give SARIC Tyus Okagie and Tolliver more Mins dont run KAT AND WIGGINS in the Ground like thibs do.

  • Tom McKee
    Tom McKee 3 months ago

    Ryan Saunders has the potential to be great. I don’t expect that performance from Wiggins every night but I do think he’s gonna be a little more comfortable with Ryan.
    Ryan has a lot of Flip in him, which is exactly what this team (that was largely put together by Flip before his unfortunate and way too early passing) needs. He has the attitude, personality, great relationship with players, (apparently from what I’ve heard) the same genius basketball mind, and is just genuinely a good guy from a good Minnesota family. Hell he even looks and talks just like a young Flip. Add in the things Ryan has learned on his own and from his other experiences, whether it’s coaching under his father, coaching under Thibs, his experiences in college at the University of Minnesota, etc ... the guy could be a fantastic coach. I just hope the Wolves genuinely give him the opportunity to be great long term here. Minnesota franchises (of all sports) have a bad habit of letting up and coming assistants leave only to become great coaches elsewhere.
    Give Ryan the time, give him a season without having to jump into things like this midway through, let him adjust and build the team how he wants, along with getting him a good GM to work with, and I’d bet good money that he’ll become a fantastic coach that not only produces on the court, but is actively involved in the community, and perhaps just as importantly is a guy that players want to come play for. He’s young, hell he’s only about a year and a half older than me, he could be a superstar coach that this franchise so desperately needs, for a very long time.

  • sawdum
    sawdum 3 months ago

    MN 16th in def. Not as bad as they were trying to make it sound. But coach was letting Wiggins handle the ball more than Thibs did.

  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx 3 months ago

    Damn that babe hot

  • Dr. W No Ls
    Dr. W No Ls 3 months ago

    NBA Media
    1. Make a segment off a 1 game narrative.
    2. Repeat how 1 game isn't that big of a deal.
    3. Profit off of adding nothing to the conversation.
    There's not a single fan that didn't know what the monologue preached already. I honestly think a redditor could write this in 5 minutes. Just 1 game, assistant to head coach are different roles, new changes become stale over time, ok ok. Plug and play.

  • Psalmuel Chan
    Psalmuel Chan 3 months ago

    Monologues aren't as good if it isn't Rachel

  • King In My Own Mind
    King In My Own Mind 3 months ago

    Love her, Candace and Maria Taylor on packages

  • yjm je
    yjm je 3 months ago

    That’s flips sanders son you gotta love that he’s got Wiggins scoring 40 that night hopefully he can get him to really play better

  • k c
    k c 3 months ago

    I hate the wiggins trash talk. Man hasnt missed ONE GAME SINCE HE WAS DRAFTED, he’s hovering around 20ppg for his career and he only 23.. he do need to rebound and assist but overall he’s tough

  • James W
    James W 3 months ago

    People forget that Wiggins is only 23. If he'd finished school he's be a rookie this year.

  • smyzo
    smyzo 3 months ago

    Amin Elmumbles, aka Jimmy Butlers lover. Dude why dying inside doing this story.

    SLICENSLASH 3 months ago

    Tibbs offense was so lacking in creativity...smh. I mean a better offensive coach probably would've never needed to trade for Butler in the first place. They were loaded with young talent.
    But gives Tibbs credit for ending their playoff drought. He gave those young stars a taste of the post season.

  • Akeem
    Akeem 3 months ago

    I always cringe for the monologues

  • G
    G 3 months ago

    If Wiggins can continue to put like this then The wolves can be serious contenders

    • Paweł Adamowski
      Paweł Adamowski 3 months ago

      He got SKILLS but problem is somewhere else ,in his mindset

  • Jaelen Haskin
    Jaelen Haskin 3 months ago

    Y'all need to stop pumping Nichols up cause her head big enough already(Literally)and her intros are dry and corny. Give The Captain the head spot

  • Jason Vue
    Jason Vue 3 months ago

    Only *ONE* game lololol.
    Lets see how he plays given a week or two

  • Rob Francis
    Rob Francis 3 months ago

    Andrew is a star, and mark my word, he'll continue to prove it!

  • abcydee rose aquino
    abcydee rose aquino 3 months ago

  • jerome brooks
    jerome brooks 3 months ago

    All the firing they do at ESPN but somehow Amin still got a f*kn job🤣🤣. Crazy !

  • Hoop N Life
    Hoop N Life 3 months ago +3

    Wiggins always does this, shows flashes then drops 12pts.

  • Zantar95
    Zantar95 3 months ago

    They do realize Ryan will be moving back to assistant coach once they sign Hoeirburg right??

  • HydraHound
    HydraHound 3 months ago +4

    I just realized, Byron Scott has no eyebrows lol 😮

  • Calob Adams
    Calob Adams 3 months ago

    I hope so, it’s about time Wiggins starts living up to his potential

  • Does It Really Matter
    Does It Really Matter 3 months ago

    Chiney "Big Facts" Ogwumike

  • FallopianJones
    FallopianJones 3 months ago

    "Thibs was all Jimmy Butler Isos and KAT on the block" this bitch has no idea what she is talking about.

    • FallopianJones
      FallopianJones 3 months ago

      +stoic romulan That has *nothing* to do with I said. My point is, KAT was RARELY in the post with Jimmy on the team. He was sent out to the 3PT line to space the lanes for Jimmy and Wiggins. Jimmy had the ball in his hands a lot, but outside of the pick and roll, he almost never ISO'd. She is another bullshit analyst who doesn't watch the games

    • stoic romulan
      stoic romulan 3 months ago

      He did bring back d rose tho

  • Jay's luggage
    Jay's luggage 3 months ago

    Fresh new young "white" face,...and the beat goes on...

    • stoic romulan
      stoic romulan 3 months ago

      Well his dad was flip Saunders...kevin Garnett old t wolves coach....he grew up watching and learning about the nba since garnett was an mvp with minnesota in the late 90s-2000s...he like that white dude who grew up hanging with black folks...he cool

  • Julio Rodriguez
    Julio Rodriguez 3 months ago

    T Wolves will be a Lot Better with Ryan Saunders its gonna happen

  • James Calixte
    James Calixte 3 months ago

    Byron Scott is a good coach....why isn't he in a team coaching?

  • No Name
    No Name 3 months ago

    Please replace Rachel with Chiney.

  • Samin Choudhury
    Samin Choudhury 3 months ago

    ESPN overreacting after 1 game again🤦‍♂️

  • Coley Jennings
    Coley Jennings 3 months ago

    Let me get this straight first Jimmy was a problem now they finally got rid of Thibodaux at what point are we going to stop dick riding their POTENTIAL and look at their PRODUCTION cuz I don't want to hear no more excuses now they've had too many excuses already

  • JamesonYT
    JamesonYT 3 months ago

    Wolves was winning with an all rookie team and an assistant coach in sam mitch before Thibs 2 years ago. Wolves are the type of team that can win without a coach because of their recklessness but would cost them in the late

  • Abe O Neal
    Abe O Neal 3 months ago

    Shout out Amin

  • Mikey Gray
    Mikey Gray 3 months ago

    Andrew Wiggins is better than Lebron.

  • Jade Imingan
    Jade Imingan 3 months ago

    Nah KG and Flip were like friends even with their positions

  • Paulafan5
    Paulafan5 3 months ago +14

    If you watched other games, Wiggins never had plays run for him on offense. He was just off on an island by himself and had to create all his offence by himself. Thibodeau never knew how to coach him. Yes, part of it is on Wiggins, but it's up to the coach to use the talent he has wisely.

    • Saddam LZ
      Saddam LZ 3 months ago


    • Dino O
      Dino O 3 months ago

      Is a - 3 in the +/-*

    • Dino O
      Dino O 3 months ago

      Dropped 40, is a -3 on the +/- column.

  • Phaul Peralta
    Phaul Peralta 3 months ago

    Ryan saunders is a keeper

  • Koh Smoger
    Koh Smoger 3 months ago

    Jamal Murray> Andrew Wiggins

  • Yu Han Lin
    Yu Han Lin 3 months ago

    andrew wiggins is overrated. period.

    • Paulafan5
      Paulafan5 3 months ago

      How is he overrated? People were calling him a bust and he was still averaging 19PPG with Butler and Tom stifling him.

  • John Lopes
    John Lopes 3 months ago +1

    Keep Chocolate Beauty...😍

  • Eyitayo Ibidun
    Eyitayo Ibidun 3 months ago +1

    Nah fam Rachel all day 😂

  • James R
    James R 3 months ago

    The calm before the storm...aka losing streak and abysmal play from Wiggins.

  • Mark Andler
    Mark Andler 3 months ago

    Sorry Rachel but he just knows basketball so much better

  • Joey C
    Joey C 3 months ago

    Bumb and Grind

  • ClevelandGOAT
    ClevelandGOAT 3 months ago

    Lol. The only champagne Wiggins will ever taste

    ORA ORA ORA 3 months ago

    Dude, wasnt this like wiggins first 40pt game since he signed that huge contract? Wasnt he drafted to be a scorer? Its one game. The wolves (really wiggins) still have/has a shit ton to prove.

  • Dv
    Dv 3 months ago

    Wiggins is Jeff Green 2.0 Will flash with 10-15 monster games in the regular season and then disappear when u need him most to have a monster game in the playoffs.

    • stoic romulan
      stoic romulan 3 months ago

      Lol lamar Odom or rudy much talent but never blossomed

  • jaqen H'ghar
    jaqen H'ghar 3 months ago

    Its nice in the ear when theres no rachel that kept interrupting the panel

  • jaqen H'ghar
    jaqen H'ghar 3 months ago +1

    Theres Something about Paul George thats lighting wiggins competitiveness

  • Ph.40 Lowk
    Ph.40 Lowk 3 months ago

    Byron Scott is a straight OG

  • Ankit Bhakta
    Ankit Bhakta 3 months ago +7

    Man, Chiney is so beautiful.

  • ReallyNotMateo
    ReallyNotMateo 3 months ago

    By next month they gonna have a title of some sort “CAN TIMBERWOLVES COACH MAINTAIN RESPECT FROM OLDER PLAYERS?” The video going to be like yeah the veteran players some unnamed are questioning the coach’s drive and passion and being 7 years younger.

  • Mixamaka
    Mixamaka 3 months ago

    Wiggins always plays like he is the next Kobe against the thunder and cavs but plays like a bust against the rest of the league.

  • the award winning sports channel

    This guy we never good as me

  • KLUV
    KLUV 3 months ago

    Not sold...

  • D low Lofton
    D low Lofton 3 months ago

    Is it me or does he show off against the thunder ?

  • Terrance Adams
    Terrance Adams 3 months ago

    He did his best Rachel impression.

  • Whale’s Willy
    Whale’s Willy 3 months ago

    Is this the WNBA players association board member who insists they're making money?

  • Money
    Money 3 months ago +13

    Wiggins gets hate for no reason. He only like 23 he will only get better with time. He has all star potential

    • Saddam LZ
      Saddam LZ 3 months ago

      The offense doesn't run through him, he always has to stand around the 3 point line. Thibs used Andrew like that and he didn't like it, so I think he's going to put a lot more effort in and hopefully the offense runs through Wiggins at least 40% of the time now.

    • GarrettFischer1
      GarrettFischer1 3 months ago

      The problem is that he is regressing.

    • Kobe doesn't need a Big 3
      Kobe doesn't need a Big 3 3 months ago +1

      He probably has the Deron Williams mentality. He just goes to work, no passion.

    • CLOVER
      CLOVER 3 months ago +4

      The reason people are unsatisfied with wiggins is cause of how good he was coming into the league and his drop off

    • hunchothekid
      hunchothekid 3 months ago +3

      Money time where ? Look at all the other young stars that actually want it, look at Giannis who’s about the same age as him