Sports // Golden State Warriors
April 15, 2023Updated: April 15, 2023 six:17 p.m.
Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors shoots in the initial quarter against the Washington Wizards at Chase Center on Feb. 13 in San Francisco.
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For the initial time in his NBA profession, Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins will come off the bench, but you wouldn’t know it from coach Steve Kerr.
Ahead of Saturday’s Game 1 playoff matchup amongst the Dubs and the Kings, reporters asked Kerr about “the plan” for Wiggins. The coach promptly fired off a “none of your business” whilst sporting a large grin on his face prior to informing every person the forward would be playing.
Wiggins was officially cleared to play in this postseason opener Thursday.
— NBCSWarriors Twitter
Wiggins hasn’t played in an NBA game due to the fact Feb. 13 and was away from the organization for six weeks as he dealt with a household emergency that was revealed to be his dad dealing with a significant illness.
In his initial press conference due to the fact returning to the group, Wiggins described that he’d been operating out each day whilst he was away, but that only translates so considerably toward a player’s capacity to contribute to an NBA game. He’s at least looked great adequate in practice to warrant higher praise from his coaches and teammates, but if he’s coming off the bench, he’s clearly not fairly at the fearsome level he was in final year’s playoffs.
Nonetheless, some of Andrew Wiggins is far better than none of Andrew Wiggins. The Warriors are undoubtedly hoping that even a percentage of their All-Star player is adequate to get a win.
Gabe Fernandez is a sports reporter for SFGATE. You can attain him at firstname.lastname@example.org.