Warriors uncertain if Andrew Wiggins will play again this season due to personal matter

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is unsure if Andrew Wiggins will play again this season as he continues to deal with an unspecified personal matter that has kept him out of contact with the reigning NBA champions for the past month.

“I think it’s hope [that he’ll return]but really nothing to report, Kerr said in front of the team overtime win over Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. “We give him personal space as he is dealing with something far more important than the game. If he can come back, that will be great, and if not, then that’s the way it is. Whatever happens, we will deal with it accordingly. .”

The Warriors have understandably not shared details about the situation, although Wiggins’ extended absence suggests the situation is pretty serious. Warriors general manager Bob Myers said earlier this month that the team will let Wiggins decide what he wants to share after his return.

However long Wiggins is out, he will be supported by his teammates and the organization.

“To each other, teammate to teammate, sending him support” – Steph Curry. said. “A difficult situation when he was absent for such a long time, but it was necessary. Life is bigger than basketball. Whatever he and his family have been through, that’s all that matters. When he is ready to return, I am sure that he will return. built with accessibility in mind. I know he misses the vibe and the fact that he is with us, and we miss him too.”

Wiggins last played in the team’s win over the Washington Wizards on February 13, posting 29 points, seven rebounds and four assists in one of his best performances of the season. In 37 games, Wiggins averaged 17.1 points, five rebounds and 2.3 assists on 47.3% shooting from the field and 39.6% from three-pointers.

The Warriors have missed Wiggins on both sides of the ball but are clinging to a place in the top six in the Western Conference. After a big win against the Bucks on Saturday, they were 35-33 ahead of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks by one game in the race for a guaranteed playoff berth.


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