Kerr, Warriors ‘hope’ Wiggins could return this season originally appeared nbc sports birea
SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew Wiggins will miss his 11th straight game on Saturday night because of a family matter as the Warriors host the Milwaukee Bucks at the Chase Center. With less than a month left in the regular season, will Wiggins return this season?
“I think there is hope,” Steve Kerr said during his pregame press conference. “But really, there’s nothing to report.”
On March 1, Warriors general manager Bob Myers joined 95.7 The Game’s “Staney & Guru” and when asked if Wiggins could be out for the rest of the season, said “don’t expect it”. However, with such a fluid situation, things can easily change.
The Warriors are quite calm about Wiggins’ absence from the team. Although he is listed as being pulled out due to “personal reasons”, the franchise has insisted that it is a “family matter”.
Throughout this time, Kerr and Warriors players alike have checked in with Wiggins. More than anything, they are continuing to respect his space and put family above basketball.
“We’re giving him his space, as we’ve talked about, because he’s dealing with something that’s more important than the game,” Kerr said. “If he’s able to come back, that would be great. And if not, that’s the case. Whatever happens, we’ll handle it accordingly.”
Wiggins is averaging 17.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists this season, while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 39.6 percent on 3-point attempts. But he has played only 37 matches. their last game almost came a month ago on 13 February,
He scored 29 points with seven rebounds and four assists, resulting in a plus-21 plus/minus in a nine-point win over the Washington Wizards last game.
In the absence of Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga has been very important for the Warriors. Since Wiggins’ exit, the 20-year-old forward is averaging 14.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals while shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from deep. Before Tuesday’s game in Memphis, Kuminga twisted his right ankle and will miss your second straight game,
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Kuminga is not in a walking boot, and is supposed to move from day to day.