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Andrew Wiggins Is Off To A Rough Start In NBA Season Opener

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins defends vs. the Miami Heat.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Golden State Warriors guards Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat in the second half against the Miami Heat at Chase Center on February 10, 2020 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

If the Golden State Warriors are going to have a bounce back season, they will need a lot out of veteran wing Andrew Wiggins.

The onetime No. 1 pick is not off to a strong start. Through the first half of tonight's season opener against the Brooklyn Nets, Wiggins has been nothing short of abysmal.

In 17 minutes, Wiggins has scored 8 points on 2-of-10 shooting, adding one rebound and one assist while turning the ball over three times. Wiggins' stat line only tells part of the story of how much he's struggled tonight.

From the beginning, he looked shaky and unsure handling the ball, and tossed up several bricks. In the process, he got himself trending on Twitter, and not in a good way.

Wiggins has been a disappointment when you weigh his career resume up against his lofty 2014 draft status. However, he is not this bad.

Wiggins averaged 19.4 points per game in 12 appearances with the Warriors after being acquired via trade last season. He averaged 21.8 points per game for the year when adding in his totals with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

He's capable of looking better than he has thus far tonight. Hopefully, he can flip a switch at halftime.