Andrew Wiggins Speaks For First Time Since Extended Absence Began

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins is back with the Golden State Warriors after a 51-day absence and he hopes his return to the court is just around the corner.

“I don’t think it will be too long before I am out there,” Wiggins said in his first interview since leaving the team on February 13.

Wiggins missed 22 games during his time away, which was due to a personal matter involving an unwell family member. He declined to comment on the specifics of the situation.

“I’d rather keep it private,” he said. “It’s for me and my family and people close to family.”

Wiggins said he liked his chances of returning to a high level of play sooner rather than later.

“I felt really good right before I left,” Wiggins said. “I felt like I was in a rhythm, was making shots, moving well. Hopefully, I’ll be right back where I left off.”

He also emphasised the fact that family will always come first.

“When you’re in a certain situation and your family needs you and requires your attention and love, that’s my first priority,” Wiggins said. “My career, everything. Family is always first for me. When I felt like I was in a safe space to come back, we got everything settled, not totally settled, but in a safe place where I can come back.”

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