With the start of the 2021-22 regular season just days away, one of the most interesting teams is the Golden State Warriors. Among the most talented teams in the NBA when healthy, they’ve got a lot riding on this season.
During the preseason, their starting wing Andrew Wiggins missed a game due to knee soreness.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr talked Alex Didion of NBC Sports and other reporters late last week about Wiggins’ status heading into the regular season.
“He’s probably a couple weeks away from really being able to have his conditioning and rhythm where he wants it to be, and that’s fine,” said Kerr postgame on Friday. “That’s usually the case with a lot of guys as you head into the regular season, so he’ll be fine.”
Recovering from the knee soreness seems to have set Wiggins back from being in the shape he needs to be at the start of the regular season.
He was a key piece for Golden State last season, averaging 18.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest. The health and performance of Wiggins will be a key driver in the success of the Warriors this season.