New Golden State Warriors recruit Andrew Wiggins made his third appearance for the Dubs on Wednesday, finishing with a game-high 27 points (9-of-14 from the field, 6-of-6 from the line), three triples, four rebounds, five assists, two steals, and four blocks in 34 minutes of play.
Unfortunately for Wiggins, the Warriors have failed to log a victory since his arrival, with the team's most recent losing streak now extending to four straight defeats. Dubs head coach Steve Kerr spoke about Wiggins before Wednesday's game, and the three-time champion coach discussed a serendipitous visit of Wiggins' former coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tom Thibodeau.
According to Kerr, Thibodeau's visit just happened to coincide with Wiggins' arrival, and that it was not something the Warriors planned beforehand. Nonetheless, it did not stop Kerr from picking Thibodeau's brain with regards to coaching Wiggins.
Steve Kerr on Tom Thibodeau’s visit to Golden State was to visit Ron Adams and the visit coincided with the Wiggins trade. Here’s the video on how the coach has helped Kerr with coaching Wiggins: pic.twitter.com/hTbyMCBbIQ
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) February 11, 2020
In an extremely small sample size, Wiggins has proven that he has had no problems integrating himself in coach Kerr's system. There is, however, a matter of a few other Warriors superstars waiting in the wings, and how Wiggins will jive with them still remains to be seen. Stephen Curry is expected to be back at some point in March, but the general consensus is that we won't be seeing Klay Thompson take the floor this season.
This being the case, we won't be seeing a full-strength Warriors side until the start of the 2020-21 campaign at the earliest. Coach Kerr is definitely doing his due diligence and is getting all the help he can get as he prepares for what should be a resurgent comeback year for the down-and-out Dubs.