The Golden State Warriors are raving about how well Andrew Wiggins seems to fit their system. And as the season nears its final chapter, the young forward is thriving in his new environment.
Still, the rumors persist that his stay is only temporary.
In a recent article, Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report named Wiggins in a list of players who are most likely to be traded in the 2020 offseason.
“We’re not buying the ‘can a stable organization unlock Andrew Wiggins?’ talk. The Golden State Warriors needed Minnesota’s top-three-protected 2021 pick to add to this year’s GSW first to bring back a big fish. Someone better suited to bring Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green back into win-now mode. The Warriors aren’t using those picks. By early March, each of that threesome will be at least 30 years old. Their window is closing. Andrew Wiggins is just for salary-matching purposes.”
It is true that Wiggins is glaringly younger than the rest of the core. Averaging 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.7 assists this season, it’s clear that he has a lot of potential — but can he reach it with the Warriors?
Just like Russell, it almost seems as if Wiggins is just another step in their process of acquiring another established veteran superstar. Who they might be bringing in, however, is something we’ll just have to wait and see.