The Golden State Warriors are planning to keep Andrew Wiggins, a player they traded D’Angelo Russell for just days before the 2020 deadline.
There’s no denying the 2019-2020 season has been tough for the Golden State Warriors and their diehard fanbase.
While the excitement of getting to sit in the Chase Center and watch Stephen Curry started the season out on a good note, that was immediately washed away when Curry broke his hand in just the fourth game of the season.
Klay Thompson was already out, and even the additional of D’Angelo Russell couldn’t save the Warriors from what the next few months held.
Now 15-50, the Warriors shipped Russell to team up with his Karl-Anthony Towns, a close friend of his. The Warriors brought back Andrew Wiggins, a former No. 1 overall pick, and the Wolves’ top-three protected 2021 first-round pick.
With that trade came immediate rumors of the Warriors then flipping Wiggins but don’t expect that to happen anytime soon. Anthony Slater of The Athletic (subscription required) noted that the Warriors expect Wiggins to start at the three next season.
That said, since they plan to keep Wiggins, let’s dive into four reasons why they were correct in their thinking.