Andrew Wiggins has been absent from the Golden State Warriors roster for a while. The reason for his absence has not been disclosed by the franchise or the player’s family. The defending champs have been struggling in defense without one of their best performers from the 2022 NBA Playoffs. It sure looks like his absence has been a huge blow for the team.
The Warriors are 6th seed right now and could comfortably make the playoffs. However, they have not looked like themselves, or anywhere near their “Dynasty” level. This has worried their fanbase massively, as many believe that Wiggins‘ return could be the key to it all.
When will Andrew Wiggins come back for the Golden State Warriors?
Recently, sources claimed that Wiggins returned to the Bay area recently. It is mentioned that he spent time elsewhere with his family. This certainly means that his return to the NBA court could be in the cards. The Warriors’ regular season ends on April 9. Their most notable fixtures are against the Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Sacramento Kings.
I’ve been told that Andrew Wiggins is back in the Bay Area. He had spent most of the recent weeks out of town.
— Jason Dumas (@JDumasReports) March 31, 2023
The Warriors star might not return before the end of the regular season, but it is believed that he could come back for the playoffs. His personal life has also come under the spotlight recently, as fans blamed his girlfriend Mychal Johnson for allegedly cheating on Wiggins with his best friend.
This led Johnson to hit back at the rumors, as she said, “The internet is really a sick place” and “Literally the farthest thing from the truth. It’s sad y’all even doing this.” Wiggins’ GSW teammate Draymond Green also stood up for the player. But he was torched by NBA fans for adding fuel to the fire.
Literally the farthest thing from the truth. It’s sad y’all even doing this.
— Mychal Johnson (@mycoool_) March 17, 2023
Andrew Wiggins’ absence has been one of the hottest topics in recent weeks. It is not all that surprising considering he is a high-profile player who plays for one of the biggest franchises. However, it is unpleasant to see false speculations about a player who has not been involved in any scandals until now.
With that said, the Wiggins family has wished for privacy. And the Warriors franchise has made sure to grant him that and allow him to take his time to come back, including Stephen Curry. It will be fascinating to see when Wiggins returns and if his presence helps the Warriors win another title this year.