It is not easy for the ‘defending champion’ Golden State Warriors to maintain their strength.
According to reporter Anthony Slater of 『The Athletic』, Golden State’s ‘Maple Jordan’ Andrew Wiggins (forward, 201cm, 89kg) said that he will also miss the upcoming game.
Golden State is starting a five-game series at home after two consecutive games away from LA. On the 25th (Korean time), the Houston Rockets were called in and won 116-101. Then on the 27th, we will face the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, on this day, Wiggins could not play.
Wiggins has not been able to play since the last away road. He is currently on the injured list for personal reasons, so he was expected to miss several days. However, it is a significant power loss for Golden State, which has to approach the playoffs as it was unable to play against Minnesota following the Houston game.
In the last game against Houston, not only Stephen Curry, who was already injured, but also Wiggins had to leave. Draymond Green, who is the core of his power along with Curry, was also unable to play this day due to knee pain. All of the core power was missing, but thanks to the performance of Klay Thompson, Houston was overtaken.
However, Minnesota is no easy opponent with Carl-Anthony Towns still out with an injury. In addition, as Minnesota is 8th in the Western Conference, ahead of Golden State by one and a half games, it is advantageous to win the rankings if possible.
It may mean little, but assuming you’re going to a play-in tournament, it’s important to have home-court advantage. Above all, if you fall outside the top 8, you will have to play at least two games to qualify for the playoffs. For Golden State, the game against Minnesota is bound to be an important starting point.
However, with Wiggins not being able to step up on this day, power weakening is expected. As Gary Payton II, who was already brought in by trade, can’t play, the number of people available is not perfect. Here, core power such as Curry and Wiggins is missing, so it is not easy to operate the power. Fortunately, Green is expected to be able to travel. 바카라사이트
Wiggins has appeared in 37 games before being sidelined this season. He recorded 17.1 points (.473 .396 .611), 5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 32.2 minutes per game. He has consistently played in more than 70 games over the past two seasons, but midway through this season, an adductor muscle injury kept him out of action for a considerable period of time.
Meanwhile, he re-signed with Golden State last summer. Golden State agreed to a four-year, $109 million contract with Wiggins. Originally expected to win a contract worth more than $30 million per year, he stayed with the team on a relatively club-friendly deal.