Golden State Warriors: Making the case against trading Andrew Wiggins
The case against trading Wiggins is crystal clear.
Wiggins has been a stud this season, and again, it’s not his scoring that matters the most. His efficiency is the reason he’s been key to this team’s success. Wiggins has shot 50% or better in 20 games this season. The Warriors are 16-4 in those games.
When Wiggins plays well, the team does as well. While he hasn’t quite been a top threat against elite teams, he’s still among the better defenders in the NBA and thrives against players like James Harden or Kevin Durant, a reason Golden State is undefeated against Brooklyn.
The Warriors are 10-1 when Wiggins scores at least 22.
They’re good when he’s good, and that should be a trend that continues. Couple his scoring with his efficiency and defense, and while many think he’s undeserving, Wiggins is certainly among the best forwards in the Western Conference.
That said, given his contract, trading him away would still make sense, but he’s certainly going to make it hard for the Warriors to justify any deal.