Warriors star Andrew Wiggins hasn’t dressed for the team since February 13 while dealing with a family matter while his father battled a “serious medical condition”. The forward has missed the last 22 games with Golden State, but was back with the team earlier this week.
With only two games remaining in the regular season, head coach Steve Kerr indicated that the 28-year-old would not play again before the playoffs.
Speaking in 95.7 the gameKerr said Wiggins will not play for the Warriors’ final two games of the year and will instead focus on increasing his strength and conditioning for the team’s playoff run.
“[Andrew Wiggins] he will not play in these final two games of the regular season. He will continue to work and get better pretty quickly,” Kerr said through Willard and Dibs.
Steve Kerr tells @WillardAndDibs that Andrew Wiggins will not play in the last two games of the regular season. pic.twitter.com/cYM5Qys5eU
– 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) April 6, 2023
Kerr stressed the importance of not putting Wiggins in a “bad place health-wise” before returning to the team after a nearly two-month absence.
The Warriors are on the road for their final two games of the year, scheduled for matchups against the Kings and Trail Blazers.
Wiggins has appeared in 37 games for Golden State this season, posting averages of 17.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting a career-high 39.6 percent from three-point range.