Brought to Golden State right before the 2020 trade deadline, Andrew Wiggins will, in all likelihood, walk into next season as the Warriors starting small forward.
He has all the tools capable of making a high impact on this team, and they feel he’s the player that can get it done. However, with their 2020 pick lingering on the table, Wiggins is also one of the players that could be used to offset the salary of a superstar the Warriors could look at.
That said, Wiggins was effective during his short stint with the Warriors prior to coronavirus causing the league to be suspended. Wiggins averaged 19.4 points per game on 46% from the field and 34% from deep.
Ideally, Wiggins will improve his shooting from downtown as he’ll be asked to be better as a three-point specialist. On a massive contract, Wiggins at the three could give the Warriors a lesser version of Kevin Durant, but there’s no telling how the team will gel with Wiggins starting.
Given his weakness from deep, lack of defensive dominance, and his contract, there’s no denying he’ll be on the hot seat if a team calls.