Can Golden State Warriors Find Balance Between Contention And Development?

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Keep an eye on Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins came over to Golden State from Minnesota during the 2019-20 season and last season, he averaged 18.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals, and shot a career-high from the floor (47.7%) and three-point range (38.0%). 

The former No. 1 overall pick is an above-average defender on the perimeter and he led the Warriors in total blocks last season. When Klay Thompson returns, Wiggins will step into the No. 3 scoring role for this team, which could actually prove to be extremely beneficial for him. 

Through seven years in the league now, Andrew Wiggins has constantly been a threat on the offensive end of the floor, but he has struggled from time-to-time being “the guy” in a team’s offensive attacks.

Now in Golden State with superstar talents around him, Wiggins can relax a little bit and be more of a “3-and-D” player plus a transition scorer like he is. 

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Being only 26-years-old, Andrew Wiggins is still a young talent in this league and has yet to reach the peak of his career. Seeing as he only played 12 games with the Warriors during the 2019-20 season.

Last year was his first full season with the team and he really did not get a chance to get acclimated to their system much due to health and safety protocols limiting what the team could do in training camp/player development scenarios in the offseason leading up to the season. 

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Having a full offseason to spend with the team this year and continue to work on his game, big things are in store for the athletic forward this year. He is going to have to take on multiple roles all season long for Golden State to get back to being a championship contender, but Wiggins is also going to continue to grow personally as a player. 

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