On Monday, the Golden State Warriors received much-needed good news to help them in their playoff quest. News broke today that Andrew Wiggins may be returning to the Warriors’ lineup soon.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Wiggins, who has missed the last 21 games, is expected to return to the court early this week.
ESPN Sources: Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Andrew Wiggins is about to return to the team and is expected to return early this week. Wiggins has missed 21 games due to a family matter. A big boost for the defending champions and sixth seed in the West. pic.twitter.com/bQAw8ixINI
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 3, 2023
Wiggins had been dealing with his father’s (Mitchell Wiggins) serious health problem. It’s understandable that the Warriors and Wiggins kept this under wraps, as Wiggins spent time off the court dealing with this serious matter.
There is also a report from Shams Charnia that Wiggins will attend tonight’s Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder game.
Golden State’s Andrew Wiggins plans to attend Warriors-Thunder on Tuesday. The reason for Wiggins’ absence since mid-February is that his father, Mitchell Wiggins, has been dealing with a serious medical situation, sources close to the situation say.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 3, 2023
The people reading this article are young people who have watched ’80s basketball. Mitchell Wiggins played from 1983 to 1992 for four different teams. His most successful stint was with the Houston Rockets from 1984 to 1987 during the Twin Towers era of the Rockets of Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon. Wiggins went on after his NBA career to play another ten seasons abroad in the Greek League.
Wiggins returns at a perfect time for the Warriors, who are still struggling to clinch a playoff spot and avoid the playin’ game. However, the most important thing is the health of his father; We wish the Wiggins family the very best.