The Golden State Warriors won their seventh NBA championship last year, thanks to a sensational season from Stephen Curry and Co. Many claimed that the Warriors dynasty was over but The Dubs put all those to bed when they dismantled the Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals. Along with Steph, the usuals; Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were also important for the team’s success. However, another player who played a pivotal role was Andrew Wiggins.
Wiggins joined the Warriors after they traded a couple of draft picks, Jacob Evans, and now-Laker D’Angelo Russell. Wiggins had a tough time making an impact in the initial stages. He could not break into the Warriors team but managed to do so the next year.
During the 2021-22 NBA season, Wiggins averaged 17.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 95 games (including playoffs). It should how important he was to Steve Kerr’s team, especially when many of their starters were unavailable. He has brought that form to this season as well, averaging 17.1 points per game.
Speaking of unavailability, Wiggins has not been playing for the Warriors in recent times. Fans have been scratching their heads as to what the reason could be. A while ago, the reason for his absence was listed as a “personal matter” but the NBA community has not been able to figure out what happened to Wiggins.
When will Andrew Wiggins return to the NBA court?
The last time Andrew played for the Warriors was on February 13, against the Washington Wizards. The franchise has played three games after that, losing two of them. It looks like Wiggins’ absence is being duly noted, considering the fact that Stephen Curry is out with an injury as well. Reports mention that Wiggins has been attending to a family matter and that his return date is still unknown.
No timeline or added details on Andrew Wiggins’ absence from Steve Kerr. Away from the Warriors to deal with a family issue. Missed the last game before the break. Out tonight.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 24, 2023
As mentioned, he has been on the sidelines for a while, but it surely looks like it could be a significant family issue. Wiggins is not a player who gets injured often. But even when he does, he fights through and gives it all on the court. Hence, it could truly be something important that Wiggins has had to attend to.
Warriors head coach even said, “When he’s “When he’s ready to come back, he’ll come back.” The Warriors need to focus on the upcoming games and aim for a win at all costs if they want to win the title again this year. The West now has some of the best players in the league and the Dubs surely need to watch out.