Sam Mitchell beat Andrew Wiggins in a shooting contest
Shooting tends to be the last basketball trait to go away once a player's skills start to erode. Apparently, it can even stick with you into retirement.
I'm guessing Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins and Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell would agree on that one, considering the two recently veered off to have a shooting contest. Apparently, it didn't go well for Wiggins.
Wiggins is still learning as a shooter. He made just 31 percent of his threes last year and saw his percentage fall off as the season continued. He is yet to sink an attempt from long range this year, though he's thrown up six shots from beyond the arc.
Mitchell, though, was never much of a three-point shooter. He made just 22 percent of his triples during his 13-year NBA career. Meanwhile, he never even attempted more than 43 in a single season.
After meeting with the media, Mitchell walked back onto the court and challenged Andrew Wiggins to a shooting contest. And, much to his glee, Mitchell won. He made sure to give Wiggins a good-natured hard time as the second-year player walked off the court.