Wiggins impressing teammates with strength in minicamp


Much will be expected of Andrew Wiggins next season with the Warriors.

With Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green back and fully healthy, the Warriors are expected to rejoin the championship picture in a loaded Western Conference. The talented 25-year-old wing will play a big role for the Warriors next season, as coach Steve Kerr hopes for the 2014 No. 1 pick can play a role similar to that of Harrison Barnes on the Warriors' 2014-15 title-winning team.

Wiggins has been working hard during this extended offseason, and he has made a good impression on some of his teammates during the Warriors' minicamp at Chase Center, according to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.

"Judging by the early reviews from offseason minicamp, Wiggins is on track to make good on the Warriors’ faith in him. On multiple occasions, players left the floor after guarding Wiggins in practice and remarked, 'Man, he is strong,' " Letourneau wrote.

The Warriors are excited to see Wiggins play alongside Curry, Thompson and Green. After coming over from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a midseason trade, Wiggins averaged 19.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting in 12 games for the Warriors.

Only one of those games was played with Curry and none with Thompson, who missed the entire season while recovering from a torn ACL.

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While Wiggins' name continues to be a hot topic on the fake NBA trade market, the Warriors plan to keep him and use him as a building block for the next dynastic run.

Wiggins took a lot of heat during his time with a Timberwolves franchise that has never been stable. But he is just entering his prime and has all the tools to become one of the best two-way wings in the NBA.

Now part of a winning culture and surrounded by greatness, there's no limit to what Wiggins can become for the Warriors.

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