Andrew Wiggins is back for the Golden State Warriors after missing out on the action for nearly 2 months. Wiggins was spotted at the Chase Center when the Warriors hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder. After a shaky start to the game, Wiggins saw his team take the win in the closing stages of the game. However, fans were delighted to see Wiggins after missing out on 22 games for them this season.
Although Wiggins made an appearance last time out he was out of the team’s roster and was merely a spectator. Wiggins had been out for the Warriors game due to family reasons, he was going through a difficult patch. After the game, Steve Kerr talked about his initial return, “There’s no way he’s playing in the next few days I can tell you that,” Kerr said. However, Kerr in his latest statement has ruled out Wiggins for the remainder of the regular season.
Andrew Wiggins will not play in the final two games of the Warriors season, per Steve Kerr.
His first game back will likely be in the postseason (playoffs or play-in). pic.twitter.com/ejsE9rO4CR
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The Warriors’ head coach spoke about Wiggins working out when he was away, which was good news. However, with him finally returning for the Warriors, the fans will have to wait further. The fans were excited to see Wiggins, who had heartfelt words for the Warriors’ faithful. With the recent statement made by Kerr, the fans will be a little disappointed. As Wiggins will be held back for the remaining games in the regular season.
The Warriors have sorely missed Wiggins this season. There is a mutual consensus, that with him back on the team, it is a huge boost for their title defense. The fans will hope that Wiggins is back for the first game in the post-season. As things stand, Wiggins will be needed by the Warriors on defensive duties.
The Golden State Warriors sure to go into the playoffs with Andrew Wiggins
Kerr has announced that Wiggins will remain out for the remaining games in the regular season for the Warriors. This will give the Warriors’ staff some time to get Wiggins back to speed in less than a week before the play-in tournament. The Warriors are marginally ahead of the Lakers and the Pelicans, hence winning the remaining games will be an absolute priority to avoid the play-in tournament.
JJ Reddick has spoken on the importance of Wiggins’ involvement last season in winning the title. It will be crucial for the Warriors to get Wiggins back to speed as this could be a pivotal moment in their season. Regardless, of their position in the league, the Warriors will go through to the postseason. They will be looking to get the best fixture in the first round of the postseason.