Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins clarifies postgame comments


Schroder took issue with the Timberwolves when a number of players appeared to be laughing while Thunder center Nerlens Noel lay motionless on the floor from a scary fall.

The game was delayed for more than five minutes with 5:16 remaining in the third quarter after Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel went up for an attempted block against Wiggins.

He has entered the NBA's concussion protocol and there is no timeline for his return, the Thunder said in Wednesday's update.

"I don't know what's wrong with him".

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In the hours after the game, Wiggins took to Twitter "to clarify what I said tonight during my postgame media session", saying he stumbled on the word "getting" before changing course to "acting insane". Wiggins said he didn't intend to hurt Noel on the dunk attempt.

I said: "'I don't know what's wrong with him he was just getting... acting insane for no reason, '" Wiggins wrote. Hopefully, he's good. I hope nothing but the best for him. Noel rose up to meet him at the rim, and while the two were in mid-air, Wiggins' lead arm caught Noel right in the face.

Players and fans immediately grasped the seriousness of the situation as silence descended on the arena, while the Thunder medical staff rushed onto the court to help Noel. "I hope he gets healthy soon and comes back stronger". He shouldn't be taking any blame for it whatsoever. It's just one of those insane plays that happen. "We felt like he was in the best hands at the time".

Wiggins, from Vaughan, Ont., thought Schroder's actions were unwarranted. Schroder received a technical foul for an altercation with Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague, who, himself received two technicals for the encounter. "He was acting insane for no reason". He's not someone I look at as a problem. Andrew Wiggins had a season-high 40 points and 10 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat the Thunder 119-117 on Tuesday night.