The NBC broadcast for the Bulls’ game against the Warriors posted a savage stat ridiculing Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr.
The Warriors suffered a death blow to their championship aspirations for the season with Klay Thompson’s Achilles tear. The 5-time All Star was sidelined for all of 2019-20 with an ACL tear. He sustained this debilitating injury in the Finals against the Raptors.
After an offseason spent recuperating and gaining strength on his injured foot, Thompson was raring to go this season. His hopes were dashed, however, in a non-contact injury during a private offseason run.
The Warriors did their best to retool without the Splash Brother in the offseason. Kelly Oubre Jr was signed with a $17.2 million trade exception they had. Andrew Wiggins, who led their offense at the end of last season, has now become their second option.
Bulls broadcast blames Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr for Warriors’ offensive slump
Wiggins and Oubre have both had torrid shooting nights in the first 2 games of their season. The Bulls broadcast last night made sure to mention this during the game.
Les diffuseurs des Bulls, eux, en tout cas, n’ont pas de respect pour Andrew Wiggins et Kelly Oubre Jr. 😭 😭 😭 pic.twitter.com/BzIs6D7l9f
— William Grisez (@WillGr6) December 28, 2020
Neither of these two were particularly great against the Bulls last night either. While Wiggins finished the game shooting 2-of-3 from range, his overall splits of 6-of-15 aren’t ideal. He did have 9 rebounds to add to his tally, finishing with 19 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and a block.
Kelly Oubre, however, was still firmly mired in his shooting funk, going 0-for-6. His 3-of-16 shooting would basically have shot the Warriors out of the game. Damion Lee proved to be the difference maker on the night, making 4 of his 5 3-pointers and netting the gamewinner.