Ranking every Thunder player's 2023-24 season performance from worst to first

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5) Aaron Wiggins

The 2023-2024 campaign saw massive improvement from Aaron Wiggins in all facets of his game. While his 6.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game might not jump off the page, if you watched him play throughout the year you’ve seen the hustle and urgency he plays with.

His energy on and off the court has made him a fan favorite and also earned the respect of his teammates. Fellow Thunder guard Josh Giddey had this to say about Wiggins following his season-high 26-point performance earlier this season.

"He plays his role perfectly every night. He knows when he needs to score, when he needs to defend, rebound, do those type of things. Tonight he took on a heavy load in scoring and he did a great job."

Josh Giddey

With players who have limited roles, their stats don’t tell the whole story. When looking at per 36 numbers Wiggins nabbed 1.6 steals per game and 15.9 points.

In a high usage situation, Wiggins could play a major role in a deep playoff run.

With Giddey’s struggles throughout the postseason, the former Terrapin saw increased playing time and shined under the bright lights of the postseason. Throughout their two-round excursion, Wiggins shot 48.9 percent from the field and had some big-time moments for the Thunder.

Recently, NBA media has been engulfed by memes about how “Aaron Wiggins saved basketball.” While that could be an exaggeration, his recent play shows that the rumors could eventually prove to be correct.