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Austin Wiley undergoes surgery

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Get him healthy, get him right and hopefully he finishes his AU career with a bang. If he stays, that is. He may be tired of getting injured for free and try his hand at making some money while his body still allows him to.

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When I saw that he had surgery I went into panic mode then when I saw it was his thumb and not one of his legs I actually has a sigh of relief. Thumb surgery won't affect his conditioning over spring and summer and usually takes 4-6 weeks to completely heal. I really want to see a healthy Wiley at Auburn next year with the people leaving and the influx of new talent I believe we will be more balanced and we will need an inside presence both offensively and defensively and he can be that person.

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On 4/16/2019 at 10:21 AM, oracle79 said:

That should help his ball control.:D

Explains it all!

Playing with a broken thumb would definitely make it hard to catch that low post pass.

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Now don't you all feel bad for calling him out?  

There are things going on with these young athletes that fans don't know about. That's why it's wrong to be so mean spirited.....

 

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21 hours ago, AuburnNTexas said:

 I really want to see a healthy Wiley at Auburn next year with the people leaving and the influx of new talent I believe we will be more balanced and we will need an inside presence both offensively and defensively and he can be that person.

I like Wiley and think he has a lot of potential. I just think it won't get realized at AU. He needs a big man coach to help develop his post moves and awareness. Him at AU sorta feels like pairing Lamarcus Aldridge and James Harden together. I think Bruce's scheme needs a big man more in the mold of a Clint Capella, Steven Adams, or Rudy Gobert. An athletic, tireless rebounder and rim protector that is a good low-post passer and is more of a facilitator on offense.

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1 hour ago, bigbird said:

I just think it won't get realized at AU. He needs a big man coach to help develop his post moves

This ^^^^  and working out against smaller guys in practice is not helping his toughness either.   Maybe it's the injuries that have limited his growth....but another year at AU is not gonna get him NBA ready. JMO

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2 hours ago, bigbird said:

I like Wiley and think he has a lot of potential. I just think it won't get realized at AU. He needs a big man coach to help develop his post moves and awareness. Him at AU sorta feels like pairing Lamarcus Aldridge and James Harden together. I think Bruce's scheme needs a big man more in the mold of a Clint Capella, Steven Adams, or Rudy Gobert. An athletic, tireless rebounder and rim protector that is a good low-post passer and is more of a facilitator on offense.

Yup. Every time he caught the ball in the post and ended up taking a shot from 3-4 feet further away from where he caught it just showed he's not getting the inside coaching that he needs. I would love to see Austin start drawing some charges next season because he's just trying to abuse people with his size and strength.

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