Following the Warriors’ 126-123 loss to the Sacramento Kings in Game 1, one fan took to social media to throw a brutal jab at Andrew Wiggins, saying there was “no logical reason” to have him in the game for the last six minutes.
There is no logical reason to have Wiggins in the game for the last 6 mins and he is just coming back. Put Poole in the game let him drive to the basket and get foul. Sacramento was in the penalty with about 6mins remaining in the 4th
— THE MASK (@dalvern_the) April 16, 2023
Despite the loss, Wiggins remained optimistic about his performance, noting that he felt good about his shot and was ready for the next one. He acknowledged that his rust was most apparent from 3, but emphasized the importance of hitting open shots in the series, as well as his defensive presence.
However, the fan in question was not impressed with Wiggins’ play, particularly in the crucial moments of the game. The missed go-ahead 3-pointer, along with his late-game funk from behind the arc, was just one of the reasons why the fan believed there was no logical reason to have Wiggins in the game for the last six minutes.
While Wiggins played strong defense down the stretch, the fan felt he lost steam late, which may have contributed to the Warriors’ defeat. With Wiggins’ rebound number also needing to go up for the Warriors to regain the board advantage, the fan argued that he didn’t find the necessary intensity on the glass in his first game back.
Despite his solid play and championship experience, the fan believed that there were better options than Wiggins in the late-game situation. They questioned his overall impact on the game, especially when it mattered most.
While Wiggins’ athleticism was touted by Kings head coach Mike Brown, the fan remained unconvinced. They believed that the Warriors needed more than just athleticism from Wiggins, especially in a crucial Game 1 against the Kings.
In the end, the fan’s brutal jab at Wiggins may have been unwarranted, as head coach Steve Kerr’s decision to keep him in the game late likely had more to do with his overall contributions throughout the game. However, it’s clear that fans will be expecting more from Wiggins moving forward, especially if the Warriors hope to make a deep playoff run.
Andrew Wiggins Makes a Strong Return, Despite Late Missed Shot: A Promising Sign for the Warriors
Andrew Wiggins missed a crucial three-pointer in the final seconds of the game against the Sacramento Kings, but that doesn’t take away from his overall performance. Despite being away for 22 games due to an undisclosed reason, Wiggins showed his value to the team, coming off the bench to score 17 points, including some important baskets during the game.
Wiggins’ ability to limit the Kings’ speedy guard and play strong defense was evident in the game. Additionally, he showed his rebounding ability, which will be important in the series as the Warriors try to regain the board advantage.
Wiggins’ coach and teammates acknowledged his strong performance, with Steve Kerr commenting on his defensive contribution, and Steph Curry praising his energy on the court. While it’s yet to be seen if Wiggins will start the crucial Game 2, his positive impact on the team is undeniable.
Wiggins has championship experience and knows what it takes to face adversity at the highest level. Despite the missed shot, Wiggins is confident in his abilities, stating that the next shot will go in. Overall, Wiggins played well and will continue to support the Golden State Warriors as they look to win the series against the Sacramento Kings.