Timberwolves' Wiggins clarifies comments about Thunder's Schroder

Doug Mendoza
January 11, 2019

Oklahoma City center Nerlens Noel was carried off the court on a stretcher after a hard fall during the Thunder's National Basketball Association loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, January 8 (Wednesday, January 9, Manila time).

He was held overnight at OU Medical Center for tests and observations and was released Wednesday. He has averaged 5.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks across 39 appearances in his first season with the Thunder and will need to pass through the NBA's concussion protocol before he's cleared to play. No timetable has been determined for the fifth-year center's recovery.

Thunder coach Billy Donovan did not have any details late Tuesday about Noel's status, according to NewsOK. I look right through him.

When asked about how Thunder guard Dennis Schroder reacted toward T-Wolves players after an injury to OKC forward Nerlens Noel, Wiggins raised a few eyebrows.

In the Timberwolves' 119-117 scrappy and emotional win over the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, Wiggins was the best player, finishing with 40 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

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Wiggins said he was not trying to hurt Noel.

"I don't know what's wrong with him", Wiggins says of Schroder in the video clip, before seeming to add, "Uh, he was just gay". The play was reviewed, and no additional fouls were accessed. I think he fell wrong.

Schroder received a technical foul for an altercation with Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague, who, himself received two technicals for the encounter.

Wiggins, from Vaughan, Ont., thought Schroder's actions were unwarranted. "I hope he gets healthy soon and comes back stronger".

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