Warriors without Wiggins: Four-game road trip ends in defeat as star returns to practice

Andrew Wiggins rejoins Warriors lineup following 4-game absence for personal reasons involving family

Andrew Wiggins is set to rejoin the Golden State Warriors after missing four games to attend to a personal family matter. He flew back to the Bay Area on Monday and joined the team for practice on Tuesday afternoon. The details of his absence are still unknown, but Wiggins mentioned that things aren’t completely resolved and he’s taking things day by day.

During his absence, the Warriors managed a 3-1 record, securing wins against the Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, and Toronto Raptors. However, they suffered a heavy loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday to conclude a four-game road trip. Moses Moody filled in for Wiggins during his absence but is anticipated to return to the bench with Wiggins back in action.

Wiggins, who is in his fourth season with the Warriors, has been averaging a career-low 12.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this season. Head coach Steve Kerr emphasized that the welfare of players off the court is more significant than basketball, supporting Wiggins’ decision to prioritize his family matters. The Warriors currently hold a 32-28 record and are ranked 10th in the Western Conference standings, maintaining a five-game lead over the Utah Jazz for a playoff spot.

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