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Steve Kerr is optimistic Andrew Wiggins will play again this season … saying Tuesday night there’s “hope” the All-Star forward can rejoin the Warriors in the near future.
Kerr was asked about Wiggins — who hasn’t played an NBA game since Feb.13 due to family reasons — prior to the Warriors’ 120-109 victory over the Pelicans, and he said that the 28-year-old has been “working out every day,” but a timeline for his return is still up in the air.
“Beyond that, once he’s back, our training staff will be able to get with him and see where he is,” Kerr said Tuesday. “He’s been training on his own.”
Kerr hesitated to label Wiggins’ extended absence from the team as “indefinite” … but said because his status remains uncertain, “it’s also appropriate because we don’t know.”
The Warriors have remained tight-lipped about the specific reason(s) why Wiggins isn’t available to play — but Draymond Green didn’t mince words after rumors started circulating online about why his teammate has been MIA.
“I’m not here to say whether it’s true or false. I don’t know — not my business!!” Green said on his podcast. “But [the] point being, it’s not yours either!!”
“That’s insane!! That’s nuts!! The fact that people are so nosy and so consumed on what someone else do in their life, not basketball, in their life that THAT is the story … with no confirmation of nothing?! Sometimes people disgust me.”
Meanwhile, Steph Curry said GSW would love to have Wiggins back on the floor, adding, “when he walks in the door, it’ll be when it’s the right time for him. That’s kind of the expectation at this point.”