Houston Rockets: Ranking the top-5 Golden State Warriors trade assets
Houston Rockets: Golden State Warriors trade asset #4: Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins has long been stuck with the label as a player who has never lived up to his number 1 overall selection. He was largely traded to the Warriors because his development had stagnated and it seemed there wasn’t going to be much improvement in his game.
However, Wiggins has resurrected his career this season. Of course, playing with Steph Curry this year has made a huge difference, but Wiggin’s improvement cannot be overlooked.
This year Wiggins is shooting a career-high field goal and effective field goal percentage and is shooting the second-best mark of his career from 3-point range. Overall, Wiggins has improved in every offensive aspect.
Wiggins does still struggle from time to time on the defensive end but is not complete liability. The biggest issue with Wiggins in any trade is his contract. Wiggins is stilled owed after this year over 65 million dollars over the next two years.
That’s a lot of money for a player who wouldn’t even be the second-best player on most playoff teams. In any trade for Wiggins, it comes down to if that team thinks he will take the next step beyond being a good role player.
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