Andrew Wiggins Clarifies Dennis Schroder Comment, Denies Calling Thunder Forward 'Gay'

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Thunder big man Nerlens Noel was released from the hospital Wednesday after being held overnight as a precaution, the result of suffering a concussion in a scary fall during Tuesday night's game against the Timberwolves, the team announced. Noel went up to contest an attempted dunk by Andrew Wiggins, but the Wolves' wing caught Noel in the face with his forearm.

In a postgame interview shared by freelance sports reporter Michael Kinney, Wiggins was asked about the Timberwolves' heated interactions with the Thunder's Dennis Schroder during the game after Nerlens Noel was removed for a head injury.

"I don't know what's wrong with him. I hope he gets healthy soon and comes back stronger".

"It was just a really s-- play", Steven Adams said.

Players immediately called for medical attention, and a stretcher was brought out for Noel. "It's unfortunate that it happened".

Wiggins said he was trying to be aggressive, but not trying to hurt Noel. He shouldn't be taking any blame for that whatsoever. "It was one of those things I just felt". It was really good. "Down the stretch, there were so many times where we could have disbanded and then the crowd could have got into us".

The comments came after the Timberwolves 119-117 win Tuesday evening, when Wiggins told reporters that Schroder "was acting insane for no reason". I looked right through it.

Moments later, Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague shoved Schroder twice.

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, from Vaughan, Ont., thought Schroder's actions were unwarranted.

Despite the remarks, Wiggins finished with a game-high 40 points.

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