Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins Nearing Return

Warriors small forward Andrew Wiggins is expected to return to action over the next few days, just in time for the playoffs, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Andrew Wiggins

Wiggins, 28, has missed the previous 21 games while attending to a personal matter. The Warriors have indicated all along they were hopeful he would be able to play again before the start of the postseason.

Wiggins’ teammates and coaches have expressed concern without getting into details about his situation. Same goes for GM Bob Myers and the front office.

“We’d love to have him and hope that that does happen, because we want to be whole and I’m sure he wants to be a part of this,” guard Steph Curry told reporters last week. “But when he walks in the door, it’ll be when it’s the right time for him. That’s kind of the expectation at this point.”

Wiggins was an All-Star for the first time in 2021-22 but has appeared in only 37 games this year. The former No. 1 overall draft pick is averaging 17.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and shooting 47 percent from the field, including 39 percent on 3-pointers.

He also served as a strong defensive presence during the defending champions’ title run last season.

Golden State (41-38) currently sits in sixth place in the Western Conference, tied with the Clippers record-wise, but just a half-game ahead of the Lakers and Pelicans.

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