3. Andrew Wiggins
Wiggins was another crucial piece of the Warriors 2022 championship, but it has been a forgettable start to the 2023-24 season. Wiggins has started all 11 games but is shooting just 41.2 percent from the field and has made four of his first 26 3-point tries. Head coach Steve Kerr has been quick to give opportunities to other players, which has resulted in Wiggins playing a career-low 25.7 minutes per game.
The Warriors need a strong 3-and-D wing if they plan on winning the championship. Klay Thompson and Wiggins are both struggling on the defensive end. The 28-year-old cannot buy a basket right now, which has cut his minutes. Wiggins is in his tenth NBA season and fifth with Golden State. He has a significant track record. Everyone believes the 6’8 forward will bounce back, but the Dubs need it to happen quickly.
Andrew Wiggins just started a four-year $109 million contract and should be in the middle of his prime. There will be interest if the Warriors decide to move on. Golden State could dangle his contract with Jonathan Kuminga or Gary Payton II in hopes of landing another star to pair with Stephen Curry.
The Golden State Warriors also have a new sixth man making a ton of money, who may hit the trade block before the deadline.