What happened to Andrew Wiggins and what is his return date update as he takes leave of absence due to family matter

What happened to Andrew Wiggins and what is his return date update as he takes leave of absence due to family matter

Know what happened to Andrew Wiggins as he takes a leave and what is his return date update

The Golden State Warriors find themselves in a challenging stretch as they approach the end of the regular season, and to add to the difficulty, they will be without Andrew Wiggins once again.

In the previous season, Wiggins was absent from the team for the last 25 games of the regular season due to a “family matter.” He only made his comeback during the Warriors’ first-round series against the Sacramento Kings.

What happened to Andrew Wiggins and what is his return date update as he takes leave of absence due to personal family matter

Reason Behind Andrew Wiggins Absence

Despite a commendable performance, averaging 17.6 points per game, Wiggins faced another setback when he broke his ribs in the fifth game of the series against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins to miss second consecutive game vs Knicks and there is no timetable for his return at the moment but GSW expect him to be back this season.

Wiggins refrained from disclosing the nature of his “family matter” during the previous season. However, according to Shams Charania, his father, former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins, was facing a significant health challenge at that time. While it is unknown if his current absense is again due to his dad’s health, reports allude towards it being the reason.

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A similar situation may be unfolding in the current season. Coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors continue to stand by their teammate, known for his guarded approach to personal matters.

Last year, there were no public criticisms or doubts about Wiggins’ dedication to basketball within the organization. This season witnessed a significant slump in Wiggins’ performance at the beginning, yet he showcased his best basketball skills prior to this setback.

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Interestingly, the Warriors are now better equipped to handle his absence, thanks to the emergence of Jonathan Kuminga and rookie Brandin Podziemski. Wiggins’ departure coincided with Chris Paul’s return to the court.

Warriors Current Position

Despite these developments, the Warriors find themselves in a more precarious position in the standings compared to the previous season. They are currently tied with the Lakers in the ninth spot in the Western Conference, trailing the sixth-place Phoenix Suns by 3.5 games.

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Additionally, they are slated to play 15 of their remaining 25 games on the road. The Warriors will not push Wiggins or impose any pressure on him to make a swift return. It is evident that he holds significant importance to his family.

Moreover, Wiggins plays a crucial role for the Warriors, and they are eager for the resolution of his personal matter, whatever it may be, at the earliest opportunity.

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