Steve Kerr sees Andrew Wiggins as a ‘really good fit’ for Warriors
On the same day he said D’Angelo Russell never really fit with the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr said the exact opposite of Andrew Wiggins.
The Warriors acquired Wiggins from the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, sending Russell to Minnesota.
"The fit is everything and we feel like the fit here is really good for Andrew (Wiggins)."
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— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 8, 2020
Wiggins, the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Kansas, hasn’t lived up to the grand expectations which were placed on his shoulders. While he can no doubt score the ball with the best of them and get to the rim at will with his nuclear athleticism, Wiggins is a negative on defense and doesn’t seem to have the motor it takes to become a superstar in the NBA despite having all the talent in the world.
Wiggins is averaging 22.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists this season. The 24-year-old is shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.0 percent from the free-throw line.
The newest Warrior arguably has one of the worst contracts in the NBA. He’s making $27.5 million this season and owed $29.5 million in 2020-21.
Warriors fans are definitely curious and anxious to see how Wiggins looks next season alongside Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. As for this season, the swingman will get to take as many shots as he wants for the Dubs in a lost season for Kerr’s group.
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