Is Andrew Wiggins on the move?
As the 2024 NBA trade deadline looms closer, teams are scrambling to finalize deals to bolster their rosters for the remainder of the season. Among those potentially on the move is veteran forward Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors.
According to reports from Yahoo!’s Jake Fischer, Wiggins has garnered significant interest from several teams across the league. Both the Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks are said to be considering Wiggins as a potential acquisition.
He remains a player in consideration for the Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Although in order for Milwaukee to reach Wiggins’ $24.3 million salary, the Bucks would need to include forward Bobby Portis in any outgoing package, and Milwaukee, sources said, is going to think long and hard before sacrificing Portis in any deal at this deadline. Still, it should be noted Portis was one of Kerr’s favorites during this summer’s FIBA World Cup run with Team USA.
However, the sizable $24.3 million salary of Wiggins presents a challenge in trade negotiations. Fischer suggests that any deal with the Bucks would likely involve Bobby Portis, a player Milwaukee may be hesitant to part ways with. On the other hand, the Mavericks could potentially offer their 2027 first-round pick and players like Tim Hardaway Jr. or Grant Williams to match salaries.
In the current 2023-24 season, Wiggins has experienced a dip in his performance, averaging a career-low 12.2 points per game.
Additionally, his minutes have decreased from an average of 32.2 in the previous season to 27.1 this year. Despite being a regular starter in his first four years with the Warriors, Wiggins has seen his role fluctuate this season, starting in 31 out of 42 appearances.