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Warriors’ Steve Kerr gets excited for next season after Andrew Wiggins’ passing display


On Tuesday against the Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors wing Andrew Wiggins recorded his second-career game of double-digit assists.

All in all, Wiggins scored 22 points, dished 10 assists and grabbed five rebounds in the Warriors 116-100 victory over Denver. The former No. 1 pick’s passing ability has Golden State head coach Steve Kerr excited about the team’s future per Wes Goldberg of Mercury News.

Without both Curry and Thompson for the majority of the season, the Warriors have fallen from perennial title contenders to Western Conference bottom feeders in less than a year.

The team acquired Wiggins this season at the trade deadline in February trading point guard D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

After a disappointing last two seasons, the former Kansas Jayhawk is having a bit of a comeback season. Wiggins has played just nine games with his new team and on the season, is averaging 22.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and a career-high 3.6 assists while shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from deep.

At the moment, Wiggins is having to carry a roster full of undrafted players, G-league standouts and former draft busts. However, that hasn’t stopped him from spreading the ball as evident from his performance on Tuesday.

The Warriors are widely expected to once again become contenders in the Western Conference next season provided they stay healthy. With incumbent point guard Steph Curry never being an elite facilitator, perhaps Wiggins will take over the main ball-handling duties at times next season.