Andrew Wiggins gets 100% real on running it back with Warriors
The future of the Golden State Warriors remain uncertain, especially amid the potential contract extensions of some of their key players. However, Andrew Wiggins firmly believes they have what it takes to dominate for years if they can keep their current group together.
While it would be a costly decision for the Warriors to do so, Wiggins highlighted how the Warriors roster that won the 2021-22 championship was filled with young and developing players, as well as experienced veterans. For him, it’s the perfect recipe for sustained success.
“If we get everyone back I don’t see why we can’t do this whole thing again. We have the leadership, we have the veterans, we have the young guys who are getting better everyday, every practice, every moment that are willing to learn and be coached. So why can’t we run this thing back again?” Wiggins told Complex.
True enough, the way the Warriors have built their current team has set them up nicely for continued success. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are still in their primes, but as they enter the late stages of their respective careers, they drafted players like Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody and James Wiseman to ensure the transition will be easier and smoother.
As mentioned, though, the problem with Andrew Wiggins’ wish is money. The Warriors already had the biggest payroll in the NBA in the past season, and with Poole, Gary Payton II and Kevon Looney due for contract extensions, the expenses for the team are set to go bigger. That also means more luxury tax for the franchise.
The Warriors have shown willingness to spend if they can win, but it remains to be seen if they’ll do that this offseason.