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Warriors' Wiggins out for family reasons

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The Golden State Warriors have been eagerly awaiting the return of forward Andrew Wiggins, 

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who has been absent from the lineup since mid-February due to an ongoing personal family matter. 

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Despite initial hopes that he would return after the All-Star break, Wiggins has missed six consecutive games and his return date remains uncertain.

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Wiggins has had an up-and-down season, missing 20 of the team's first 49 games due to various injuries and illnesses. 

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However, when available, he has been a key player for the Warriors, averaging 17.1 points per game, 

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playing lockdown defense, and shooting a career-best 39.6 percent from beyond the arc.

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Without Wiggins, the Warriors have managed to stay afloat in a competitive Western Conference, currently sitting in 5th place with a record of 32-30. 

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However, their margin for error is slim, as they are just two games up in the loss column on 11th-place Portland.

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The team has not provided any specifics about Wiggins' personal family matter, and coach Steve Kerr has stated that Wiggins will return when he is ready. 

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In the meantime, the Warriors will need to rely on their other key players, 

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including Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, to stay competitive and secure a playoff spot.

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The Warriors have a tough schedule ahead, with games against the Clippers, Bucks, Suns, Mavericks, and Grizzlies in the coming weeks. 

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Fans can catch all the action on Sling TV, which is currently offering a special discount for new subscribers.

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Wiggins' return will be crucial for the Warriors' playoff hopes, 

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as they look to defend their NBA title and potentially secure home court advantage in the first round.But for now, the team will need to continue to adapt & compete without him.