Lindell Wigginton Scouting Report

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After being a last minute withdrawal from the 2018 NBA Draft, Lindell Wigginton returned to Iowa State to be the team’s sixth man, where he produced at a higher clip with much better efficiency. In 7 less minutes per game, Wigginton averaged: 13.5 PPG, 2.1 APG, 4 RPG, 0.8 SPG, and 2 TOPG on shooting splits of 41/39/72. Here is his full scouting report:

Name: Lindell Wigginton

Height/Weight: 6’2/ 189

Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’3 ½ / 8’1

Hand size: N/A

Position: PG

College/ country: Iowa State

Tools: Natural Scoring Ability, athleticism

Pros:

  • Good body control when attacking the basket
  • Good 3 point shot success
  • Good slasher; quick first step + elite burst
  • Has NBA range on 3 pointer
  • Good athlete

Cons:

  • Awkward jump shot base
  • Undersized; lacks playmaking to be a 1 and too small for 2
  • Weak feel for the game
  • Mild frame at best

Overall: Lindell Wigginton took on the 6th man role in his sophomore season at Iowa State and saw improvement in efficiency while maintaining his counting stats and production. However, despite a great knack for scoring in any way, his lack of playmaking combined with his size makes him hard to project into the NBA. His athleticism will be a massive draw for NBA teams, as he has a quick first step, excellent body control, and is very quick with excellent vertical athleticism. While he has plus athleticism, his raw skillset and feel for the game need significant improvement. He also needs to polish his jump shot in order to be a consistent shooter in the NBA.

NBA Comparison: Floor: Sean Kilpatrick; ceiling: Tony Delk

Projected draft range: Undrafted

Fit with Mavericks:

Wigginton would likely be a two-way player for the Mavericks, if signed. Developing Wigginton’s jump shot would be the most important aspect of his game in the G-League. Wigginton has a great work ethic and natural talent, so unlocking the missing pieces are crucial. Wigginton is unlikely to have an immediate impact for the Mavericks, but he could be worth developing over the long term. I see Wigginton as a superior prospect than Daryl Macon, so getting Wigginton on a two-way contract would be a win. Long term, Wigginton would likely be used as a shooting guard that could compliment Luka Doncic and be successful in a multi-guard lineup. Defense is unlikely to turn into a positive area for Wigginton, but in a bench lineup under Rick Carlisle, his defensive limitations could be hidden enough that he becomes a positive player.

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