Andrew Wiggins was one of the big names moved this year at the NBA trade deadline. In the blockbuster that sent Golden State Warriors’ star guard D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Wiggins was dealt to Golden State. It was a move that has brought quite a bit of criticism for the Warriors.
Despite the criticism, the Warriors feel very confident that they made a good trade. Russell simply wasn’t going to fit alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and they originally acquired him with the mindset of flipping him in the future.
Now, Golden State is beginning a bit of a re-tooling process. They are one of the worst teams in the NBA this season and are heading towards a high draft pick. In addition to that pick, they also acquired a first-round pick from the Timberwolves.
Golden State could be target a trade of multiple first-round selections for an impact player. Wiggins could also be a huge long-term factor for the Warriors.
So far this season with the Timberwolves, Wiggins has been putting up respectable numbers. He averaged 22.4 points per game to go along with 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists. Wiggins also shot 44.4 percent from the floor and knocked down 33.1 percent of his three-point attempts.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at three reasons Wiggins will turn his career around with the Warriors moving forward.