03/29/13 11:42 am EST
A quick Google Images search of Damien Wilkins will put his career for you in a nutshell. In that search, you’ll see the 6-6, 225 pound swingman dawning a vast variety of the NBA jerseys. Wilkins has been one of the lucky few who have been able to live the life of an NBA journeyman.
But recently, Wilkins, the current starting shooting guard for the 76ers, hasn’t been playing like a nomadic bench player. In fact, the 8-year veteran out of the University of Georgia has been averaging 15.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 29.0 minutes per game over the team’s last five contests. Wilkins, who has started 10 games for the Sixers, has been a spark plug for Doug Collins’ team ever since he was inserted into the starting unit to replace a hobbled Nick Young.
Even though the veteran and well-respected locker room presence has been turning heads on the court for the Sixers of late, not many in the City of Brotherly Love truly know a lot about Wilkins off the court and what his thoughts have been about his first season rocking the fabled red, white and blue.
With that in mind, Philadunkia scribe, Jake Fischer, caught up with the Sixers’ cagey veteran and talked about his family lineage, the Sixers struggles this season, his days with the Seattle Supersonics and his obsession with Wawa.