Andrew Wiggins has been doing great things with the Golden State Warriors this season. In Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, the former Rookie of the Year winner had one of the best games of his entire career as he helped the Dubs secure a huge 107-97 win in Boston.
On Sunday ahead of the Warriors’ Game 5 showdown against the Celtics, Wiggins got brutally honest about his stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to the 27-year-old, the harsh reality is that people didn’t really pay much attention to what he was doing in Minnesota simply because they weren’t winning:
“There’s more exposure,” Wiggins said of his present situation with the Warriors, via NBA on Twitter. “doing it on a bigger stage. Even when I used to score a lot in Minnesota or do anything special, you did that but you’re losing. So, no one really cares. But doing that in a winning team it’s appreciated more.”
Andrew Wiggins on his game being more appreciated as he performs on a bigger stage in the #NBAFinals presented by @YouTubeTV. pic.twitter.com/wWgFjdOggV
— NBA (@NBA) June 12, 2022
He’s not wrong here. At one point in his career with the Timberwolves, Wiggins was actually averaging 23.6 points per game. This past season with the Warriors, the 6-foot-7 forward put up just 17.2 points per contest — his lowest output since his rookie year — but still, he was named an All-Star for the first time in his career.
Granted that it’s not all about scoring for Wiggins with the Warriors. However, as he said, there’s no denying that the lights are much, much brighter in Golden State.