3. Reliable third scorer
Since signing Kevin Durant in 2016, the Golden State Warriors have always had a minimum of three reliable scorers each night. Curry, Thompson and Durant were more than capable of carrying the scoring load.
This simply isn’t the case anymore. With Durant gone and the Splash Bros both coming off major injuries, it will be difficult for the Dubs to remain the potent offensive team they were in the past.
Andrew Wiggins has the potential to be their saving grace. Wiggins averages near 20 points per game for his career but has much to prove as a competitor. The Warriors can’t afford Wiggins to shrink in big moments.
In Wiggins’ only playoff appearance, he averaged 15.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting as his Minnesota Timberwolves were defeated in five games. He racked up only 10 assists and committed 9 turnovers during this series.
The Warriors will need someone who can relieve Curry and Thompson of their duties from time to time. If this can’t be Wiggins, the front office will need to find another scorer.