Warriors view Andrew Wiggins as ‘core-four’ player next to Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green
Many believe Andrew Wiggins doesn’t have a long-term future with the Golden State Warriors, especially after the Dubs won the second overall pick in the 2020 draft.
The prevailing thought around the league is that the Warriors are going to try and trade for a star player with the second pick and Wiggins as the trade package.
While that could still happen, Warriors general manager Bob Myers is calling Wiggins a “core-four” player for now.
“We’re gonna go into this in-market bubble in a few weeks and watch what our core-four guys look like — and I’m putting Wiggins in there,” Myers told The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami on Wednesday, via Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area.
“What does that even look like? Nobody has seen it. I haven’t seen it, you haven’t seen it, no coach has seen it, players haven’t felt it. So in order to kind of move forward, we need to evaluate what we have — and evaluate what that is. I’d be lying if I knew what it was. I have ideas of what it might be … we need to see it, and that’s why I’m excited about the weeks in September and early October to see some of it.”
The Warriors expect to be playoff contenders next season with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green leading the way. Golden State had the worst record in the NBA when games were suspended in March due to COVID-19, so they weren’t invited to Walt Disney World for the season’s restart.
The Warriors acquired Wiggins from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the D’Angelo Russell trade. While the former No. 1 overall pick hasn’t lived up to grand expectations, he won’t be asked to carry the Dubs’ franchise like he was asked to do in Minnesota since Golden State has Curry.
Wiggins averaged 19.4 points and 3.6 assists in 12 games with the Warriors. He shot 45.7 percent from the field and 33.9 percent from beyond the arc.