The Golden State Warriors are facing a dilemma with their forward, Andrew Wiggins. The player has been away from the team for a month, citing undisclosed personal reasons. Given that he last played on February 13 and averaged 17.1 points and 5.0 rebounds in 37 starts this season, uncertainty looms over his potential return for the remainder of the season.
Head coach Steve Kerr shared with reporters that the team is giving Wiggins the space he needs to tackle the issues affecting him. He went ahead to add that they hope he will return to the team soon, but they do not have any news to report at the moment. Kerr emphasized that the team would handle whatever happens accordingly.
The team has not communicated Wiggins’ situation, even to his teammates. Despite this, Golden State’s Stephen Curry shared his support for his fellow teammate, adding that whatever Wiggins or his family is going through, is more important than the game. Curry went ahead to emphasize that they miss him on the team, and whenever he is ready to come back, they will be there to support him.
Wiggins, who signed a four-year, $109 million extension in October, is a first-time All-Star and an NBA champion with Golden State in 2021-22. As drafted No. 1 overall in 2014, Wiggins has career averages of 19.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists through 635 games (all starts) with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Warriors.
The search for Wiggins’ replacement has already begun, with other players stepping up to fill his shoes. Time will tell whether Wiggins will make it back to the team or not, but for now, Golden State awaits his return with open arms.#Warriors #unsure #Andrew #Wiggins #personal #reasons #return