The Golden State Warriors will look to end a 3-game losing streak when they take on the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. However, they will have to do so without striker Andrew Wiggins, who according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic is expected to miss another game.
Andrew Wiggins will be out tomorrow night against the Toronto Raptors. The seventh missed game in a row. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are likely.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 17, 2022
The game against the Raptors will make it seven straight for Wiggins since he went down in early December with an adductor strain. The good news is that despite being ruled out on Sunday, Wiggins appears to be headed in the right direction as he was cleared to practice with the team on Thursday, signaling that a return to the court could be sooner rather than later.
In 22 games this season, Wiggins is averaging 19.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting a career-high 45% from the three-point line on 6.8 attempts per game. As the Warriors’ best perimeter defender, he is often tasked with guarding the opposing team’s best player; an aspect of the team’s defense that has been sorely missed these past few games.
Slater’s tweet also mentioned the possible return of Draymond Green, who missed Friday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a right quad contusion. Klay Thompson is also likely to play on Sunday as the Warriors continue to search for answers to their road woes without superstar point guard Stephen Curry.