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Wiggins Ruled Out for Dubs-Grizzlies with Non-COVID Illness

26 January 2023, Thursday
Andrew Wiggins, the All-Star forward for the Golden State Warriors, has had a tough go of it over the past month-plus, and it's only gotten more difficult. The Warriors have announced that he will be unable to play in Wednesday's matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies at Chase Center due to a non-COVID related illness. Following Tuesday's practice, Wiggins showed signs of his illness, sounding weak and raspy while speaking to the media, and was consequently added to the team's injury report.

Andrew Wiggins was not deemed fit to play on Wednesday after feeling unwell earlier in the morning. The Golden State Warrior forward had only missed two games throughout the season prior to Wednesday, both of which were the second night of a back-to-back against the New Orleans Pelicans. Prior to Wednesday, Wiggins was dominating games as he was playing some of the best basketball of his career, including a fantastic run in the playoffs.

When Wiggins was first sidelined, it was due to a right adductor strain that took longer to recover from than anticipated by both Wiggins and the Warriors. This was followed by two separate bouts of illness, further delaying his return to action. Since his comeback on Jan. 7, he has been working to regain his form, a process that has proven to be difficult.

Since returning from injury, Andrew Wiggins has struggled to find his form, averaging just 12.4 points on a dismal 34 percent shooting clip, including an abysmal 22.7 percent from three-point-range. Coach Steve Kerr has tried to encourage Wiggins, reminding him that even the most prolific shooters sometimes go through rough patches, as has been the case with teammate Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Wiggins has acknowledged that he needs to have a more aggressive approach, which starts with the right mindset.

In his absence, Jonathan Kuminga has made the most of his opportunity. The 20-year-old put up 20 points off the bench in the Warrior's loss to the broker Nets, and his performance has been exemplary in the two games since his return from an eight-game absence due to a sprained right foot. Kuminga is averaging 15 points, with a robust 54.2 percent (13-for-24) from the field and an impressive 66.7 percent (2-for-3) from beyond the arc.

Steve Kerr praised Andrew Wiggins' performance ahead of their game, after the latter achieved a combined plus-21 in plus/minus from a win and a loss. Kerr declared that Wiggins would be given the responsibility to guard multiple players during the game and urged him to keep up the good work.

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