Unfortunately, the basketball gods giveth, and they taketh away – looks like Wiggins may be leaning more towards out.

Though his shot still isn’t falling as often as I’d like, it’s hard to fault Wiggins, who has pretty clearly been one of the Warriors best players this season. His stalwart defense against Kawhi Leonard and Paul George is going to be sorely missed. Averaging 17.8 points per game (2nd on the team behind only Curry) as well as 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in just over 32 minutes per game, the absence of Wiggins is going to leave a huge gap in the Warriors rotation.

If Wiggins can’t go, I’ll guess that Juan Toscano-Anderson gets the start. He’s one of the best defenders off the bench; but I’d also put Kent Bazemore in as a dark horse candidate, for the same reason: defense. The Paul George / Kawhi Leonard duo is firing on all cylinders this season and may come out with a vengeance after a subpar last game.

It’s a wild, wild world out there, so anything is possible tonight.

Let’s go, Warriors!!!

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