Amid the ongoing skepticism, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr remains optimistic that Andrew Wiggins will suit up in Game 3 against the Dallas Mavericks.
Wiggings was initially listed as questionable to play in the team’s injury report on Saturday due to a sore left ankle, but Kerr insisted that they expect him to suit up in the continuation of the 2022 Western Conference Finals.
“I expect him to play — it’s just standard procedure to have to report it,” Kerr said of Wiggins, via Ron Kroichick of San Francisco Chronicle. “Technically, he’s questionable but we expect him to play.”
Playing as their reliable wingman, Wiggins has been an integral ingredient for the Warriors all year long. In his second career postseason, he is tallying an average of 15.0 points to go along with over six boards and 47 percent shooting from the field.
This series against the Mavs, the one-time All-star serves as the main defender of the Dubs against European phenom Luka Doncic. Remarkably in Game 1, Wiggins played an important role in clamping down Doncic to an abysmal 6-of-18 shooting en route to an empathic 112-87 dub.
Game 3 of the series will tip-off on Sunday in Texas, as the Warriors are looking to gain a commanding 3-0 deficit over the Mavericks.