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Andrew Wiggins leaves Warriors again for ‘private’ matter

Andrew Wiggins has left the Warriors again.

The former NBA Finals hero will be sidelined from the team for the second consecutive season, head coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday night.

“We are in the position of Wiggs as a private individual and he has been asked to keep that private and we will respect that.” Kerr said on “95.7 The Game.”

“So it’s no use for me to sit here and try to explain it. The bottom line is, we respect Wiggs, we need him, and we want him back. I’m totally looking forward to it, but I don’t know when that will be.”

Wiggins missed the final 25 games of the regular season a year ago before returning for the playoffs.

The reason for his absence was not clear at the time, but it was later reported that Wiggins’ father, Mitchell, was suffering from a serious medical condition.

Wiggins averaged 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the playoffs, but the Warriors defeated the Kings in seven games in the first round but lost to the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals.

These numbers are similar to Wiggins’ numbers when he was a key figure in the team’s run to the NBA Championship in 2022, especially when he helped Golden State defeat the Celtics in six games in the NBA Finals. Ta.


Andrew Wiggins is taking time away from the Warriors. USA TODAY Sports (via Reuters Con)

But Wiggins was coming off the worst season of his career this year, averaging 12.7 points per game.

In late November, sources told ESPN that after missing games last year, Wiggins “didn’t get the time he needed over the summer to get back in shape for this season.” His poor health was worrying some people within the organization. ”

Wiggins, 29, missed Tuesday’s game against the Wizards and missed Thursday night’s game against the Knicks.


Basketball game action as Andrew Wiggins drives towards Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie during a Golden State Warriors home game.
Andrew Wiggins missed out on playing time for Golden State last season. AP

The Warriors currently sit in 10th place in the Western Conference with a record of 30 wins and 27 losses, and are in the last spot in the play-in game.

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