Former No. 1 overall pick and current Warriors small forward Andrew Wiggins has been showing improvement as the season progresses, and he says that’s not by accident.
“I was a little nicked up at the beginning of the season, but I’m feeling a lot better now. I’m feeling healthy and feeling good to go,” Wiggins said after the Warriors topped the Nets on Tuesday night. “After that (Minnesota) game, I was ready to put my foot on the gas and keep it pushing.”
In the past four games, Wiggins is averaging 24.3 points and shooting nearly 60 percent from the field. It has proven to be quite the complement to star guard Steph Curry, as the Warriors are on top of the West with a league-best record of 12-2.
Wiggins was selected first overall by the Cavaliers in 2014. They traded him to the Timberwolves before the start of his first season, and the Wolves sent him to the Warriors in February 2020.
Now, Wiggins is in a spot where he has a chance to flourish. Lately, he has made the most of it.
“It’s up to him and the player he wants to be every night,” Curry said. “He’s in this league for a reason. He’s on this team for a reason. Whatever he needs to find to get that motivation, we’re going to have his back. We’re going to encourage him every single part of the way, knowing how much of an influence and impact that he can have.”