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The Golden State Warriors will likely be short-handed for Wednesday’s Western Convention showdown in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Golden State ruled ahead Andrew Wiggins out for the playoff rematch with a non-COVID-19 sickness. Wiggins performed 27 minutes in Sunday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
This isn’t the primary time the Kansas product has missed time this season.
He didn’t play any video games from Dec. 5 to Jan. 4 due to a strained proper adductor and non-COVID-19 sickness. The Warriors struggled to search out consistency with out him throughout that stretch and went 7-8.
When wholesome, Wiggins is a key wing defender who gives secondary scoring alongside Stephen Curry.
He’s averaging 17.5 factors, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per recreation whereas capturing 47.0 % from the sector and 39.9 % from deep. His skill to hit the three-pointer is vital when defenses collapse on Curry, and his defensive presence permits No. 30 and others to expend extra of their power on the offensive facet.
Accidents have been a difficulty for the Warriors this season, as Curry, Klay Thompson, Wiggins and Draymond Inexperienced, amongst others, have all missed time.
That’s one motive they’re simply 23-24 and sitting in tenth place within the Western Convention standings. Whereas they’re threats to win the championship after simply doing so final season, they might discover themselves within the play-in event if they do not get more healthy and set up extra consistency.
Jordan Poole, Ty Jerome and Donte DiVincenzo will doubtless see extra time whereas Wiggins is sidelined.