The Warriors haven’t played with NBA All-Star Andrew Wiggins in uniform since the middle of February, but he’s expected to suit up again very soon.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said on Monday that Wiggins will rejoin the Warriors “early this week,” according his sources.
ESPN Sources: Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Andrew Wiggins is nearing a return to the team and is expected to be back early this week. Wiggins has missed 21 games attending to a family matter. Huge boost for the defending champions and sixth seed in the West. pic.twitter.com/bQAw8ixINI
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 3, 2023
Wojnarowski claims that after missing 22 games in a row, Wiggins may return to the Bay Area within the next 24 hours.
Warriors star Andrew Wiggins plans to attend Tuesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chase Center, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic, who cited sources close to the situation in saying that Wiggins’ extended absence was due to his father, Mitchell Wiggins, dealing with a serious medical situation.
Golden State's Andrew Wiggins plans to attend Warriors-Thunder on Tuesday. The reason for Wiggins' leave of absence since mid-February is that his father, Mitchell Wiggins, has been dealing with a serious medical situation, sources close to the situation say. 🙏🏽
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 3, 2023
Andrew Wiggins has not played since February 13 due to the personal problem
so his return would be important for the Warriors as they prepare for the NBA playoffs.
The two-way forward’s averages before Wiggins’ injury were 17.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists.
Since then, the Warriors have gone 12-10, keeping them within striking distance of a playoff place in the Western Conference’s top six. The Warriors, who are still in the NBA Finals, will welcome back Wiggins with open arms because of how much they need his defensive presence.
The Warriors took cautious not to hurry Wiggins back despite their current situation on the floor. It remains to be seen how big of an impact Wiggins can have whenever he returns, but coach Steve Kerr said last week that the 28-year-old has been exercising alone as he deals with a family problem.
When Golden State defeated the Dallas Mavericks on March 22, Kerr stated, “Yeah, we love Wiggs, he’s a key part of our team.” “Not only is he a fantastic footballer, but he’s also a fantastic person. He’s a fantastic colleague, and I like working with him immensely. All you can do when you notice one of your players going through a tough moment is to rally behind them and give them some space.
Yet every day, everyone on the team, from players to coaches to the front office, thinks about Wiggs. Let’s hope he does return. It’s okay if he doesn’t return. We simply want to make sure he’s okay and providing for his loved ones, and we’ll see where things go from there. Don’t forget to check out our other articles on sports, casino, and betting here at onlinesportsbetting.ph. Stay up-to-date with the latest news and trends in the industry by staying.