The Golden State Warriors have listed small forward Andrew Wiggins out with left knee soreness for their preseason matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. The Warriors are also missing rookie Jonathan Kuminga, who has a strained patella tendon, so head coach Steve Kerr will have to dig deeper into his wing depth. That could lead to an expanded opportunity for rookie Moses Moody.
Wiggins has been one of the most durable players in the NBA throughout his career, missing just one game in his first four professional seasons. However, despite playing in 71 of the Warriors' 72 games last season, Wiggins dealt with minor knee issues throughout the year. With a full 82-game schedule ahead, Golden State has no reason to push the former first overall pick in the preseason.
Over his career, Wiggins has averaged 35.4 minutes, 19.5 points, and 4.4 rebounds per game across 525 games between the Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves. During his tenure with the Warriors, he has averaged 18.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game on .474/.375/.706 shooting.