Stephen Curry Backs Surprising Warriors Teammate to Be in the 2022 All-Star Game

Published 01/03/2022, 8:00 AM EST
Nov 24, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) raises his hands next to forward Andrew Wiggins (22), forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Stephen Curry (30) during a timeout against the Philadelphia 76ers in the fourth quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors are full of good news going further into the season. Their current team has all the right pieces and the correct blend of players. While the absence of Draymond Green is a minor setback, they still have capable players, especially Andrew Wiggins, who is playing his best basketball. Likewise, Stephen Curry feels he should be at the All-Star game in Cleveland this season.

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Wiggins came to the Warriors as a part of the D’Angelo Russell trade. After losing Kevin Durant, the Warriors tried everything to keep a scoring trio in the bay. However, with Russell, they failed to get consistency. With the entry of Wiggins, things have changed this season. After a quiet start in the Bay, Wiggins has been on a roll.

Jan 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a three point basket by forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

He has been a great support behind Stephen Curry and helped the Warriors to one of the best records in the league. For those reasons, Curry wants to see him in the All-Star game.

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Stephen Curry backs Andrew Wiggins to be an All-Star

The All-Star game is only a month away and this time the event will take place in the city of Cleveland. For Wiggins, this place marks the start of his journey. He came into the league as a former number one pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers. While he didn’t don their jersey, that was the start of his NBA journey.

This season, Wiggins is a much more aggressive and confident player. He is playing some of his best basketball averaging 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game. He has really stepped up his game in terms of efficiency. Wiggins is averaging career highs in field goal percentage and three-point percentage as well. His turnovers are at a career-low and he is on one of the best teams in the NBA. Hence, Curry has his back.

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He said: “No. 22 should be in Cleveland this year with the way he’s hooping.”

Wiggins’ aggressive approach has allowed the Warriors to keep their offense going even with Curry cold sometimes. Moreover, he is one of the best on-ball defenders in the league as well. His impact has come out on both ends of the floor and he sure makes a case to be an All-Star for the first time in his career.

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With some basketball still left to play, do you think Wiggins deserves to be an All-Star? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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