The 2022 NBA All-Star Game voting has started and with that, the debates about which players deserve a spot in it have also started. Each year there are many players that showcase their talents throughout the season to earn the honors and this is the case in the 2021-22 NBA season as well.
Today our focus is on one specific player from the Golden State Warriors roster. We are talking about the 2014 NBA Draft first overall pick Andrew Wiggins. Despite being in the league for eight years, Wiggins is yet to make his debut in the NBA All-Star game.
When he was drafted, he was expected to hit the ground running, but due to a lack of consistency in his performances, he never reached his full potential. But since joining the Warriors, Andrew has seemed to have found the perfect role for himself. Since he is playing with Stephen Curry, he no longer has to be the number one option on the team.
This has allowed him to play much better and on top of that being on a winning team can have a huge impact on a player. Speaking of the turnaround in his career, many are now supporting him to get the first All-Star game selection of his career. Even Steph Curry expressed his support for Wiggins.
Via NBC Sports:
"Wiggs has been so consistent all year with the way he’s playing on both ends of the floor. Don’t want to get too ahead of myself but No. 22 should be in Cleveland this year the way he’s hooping."
As Curry mentioned, Wiggins has been very consistent this season. Speaking of his averages, he is putting up 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game. All while shooting a career-high 48.7% from the field and an impressive 43.4% from the 3-point line.
His game has improved beyond recognition and fans might finally see him playing in the NBA All-Star game. There is still time in getting the results of All-Star voting, so he needs to continue performing at this level. Otherwise, there are many talented players in the West, who might get an All-Star selection instead of Wiggins.