Warriors star Andrew Wiggins cleared for Game 1 of playoffs

NBA Warriors star Andrew Wiggins cleared for Game 1 of playoffs

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 12:17 - 14.04.2023

Golden State Warriors wing, Andrew Wiggins has been passed fit to play in Game 1 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Sacramento Kings.

Andrew Wiggins has not played for the Warriors since Feb. 13, subsequently missing the team's final 25 games of the regular season. His absence has since been attributed to a family matter.

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According to ESPN, The Warriors coaching staff are still deciding whether to reintroduce him into the starting lineup or come off the bench in game 1.

Donte DiVincenzo has been the starting small-forward in Wiggins' absence. Coach, Steve Kerr said he will consult with director of sports medicine Rick Celebrini before making a decision.

"I think it sort of depends on how he feels tomorrow and going into Saturday," Kerr said. 

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Andrew Wiggins

"On the one hand, Wiggs is one of those guys who just doesn't seem to fall out of shape or get tired.

"He's just a naturally gifted athlete. On the other hand, he hasn't played in 10 weeks. So maybe the game will dictate it. We'll just have to play it by ear."

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Wiggins impact

 Wiggins is a huge part of the Warriors' makeup at this point and he will be absolutely key if the Dubs intend to go on another Championship run. 

His scoring will also be an added advantage as he averaged 25 points a game against Sacramento in the regular season.

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