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Report: Andrew Wiggins to make Warriors debut vs. Lakers

Forward was acquired before the trade deadline from the Timberwolves.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica in overtime at Target Center. Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Forward Andrew Wiggins is expected to make his Warriors debut Saturday vs. the Lakers, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Wiggins was acquired in a trade with the Timberwolves involving G D’Angelo Russell prior to the NBA Trade Deadline on Thursday.

Fantasy basketball analysis: Warriors F Andrew Wiggins

So with D’Angelo Russell out the door and a bunch of young, inexperienced guards on the Dubs roster, Wiggins should step right in and see a ton of shots. Russell was soaking up 19.2 shot attempts per game this season, so we can expect most of those to head Wiggins way tonight. I’d think coach Steve Kerr eases him into the rotation a bit, so not sure he’ll start right away. If Wiggins does and he isn’t on any type of minutes limit, he’s an OK tournament play on DraftKings at $7,900. That price is a bit high, but I can’t imagine the ownership will be. In season-long, I think you’re OK playing Wiggins tonight on the off chance that he does take a ton of shots.