5 Disturbing trends Golden State Warriors must fix

The Warriors have issues to fix if they want to get back in contention.
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1. Wiggins becoming unplayable

Wiggins transformed his career with the Warriors. The number one overall pick in 2014 put up numbers in Minnesota but played just five playoff games in five years. He was a good stats option on a bad team but transformed into a crucial 3-and-D wing-plus in the Bay Area. Wiggins became an All-Star and helped the Dubs win the title in 2022. He struggled to stay on the floor last season, but his production has fallen off in the first 18 games.

Wiggins averages just 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 0.3 steals in 27.2 minutes per game. He is shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 26.7 percent on his 3-point attempts, and 59.3 percent from the free-throw line. Little about his game has been positive thus far, but hopefully, the 29-point game against the Kings on Nov. 28 will help him get back on track.

Wiggins has a negative VORP and win shares per 48 minutes after 18 games. Statistically, he is below replacement level and has the fifth-worst win shares per 48 in the NBA. The former All-Star has been virtually unplayable. He hopes to work his way back into form, but the Dubs must start limiting his minutes if his play on both ends does not improve.

The Golden State Warriors want to compete for another championship, but there are questions about their current roster. Can they turn it around? Fixing these issues would be a massive step in the right direction.