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Andrew Wiggins returns to Warriors after a four-game absence due to personal family matters

Andrew Wiggins is back with the Golden State Warriors.

According to multiple reports, Wiggins returned to the team’s practice facility on Tuesday after missing four straight games while dealing with a personal family matter.

Wiggins flew back to the Bay Area on Monday and joined the team for practice on Tuesday afternoon. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Wiggins is expected to play Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Chase Center.

Details about Wiggins’ absence are still unknown. He said Tuesday that while the cases have not yet been fully resolved, he is taking things day by day.

“I had to take care of what I had to take care of, be there for that and if I think it’s an appropriate time to come back, I felt like doing it,” Wiggins said after practice on Tuesday, via ESPN. “I’m back here with the team and ready to get started.”

The Warriors won 3-1 last week without Andrew Wiggins as he dealt with a personal matter away from the team.

The Warriors won 3-1 last week without Andrew Wiggins as he dealt with a personal matter away from the team. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The Warriors survived the past week just fine without Wiggins. They went 3-1 without him, beating the Washington Wizards, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors. However, they were blown out by the Boston Celtics 140-88 on Sunday, ending a four-game road trip. Moses Moody started in place of Wiggins, although he is expected to come off the bench again now that Wiggins is back.

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Wiggins, 29, is averaging a career-high 12.7 points and 4.3 rebounds this season, his fourth with the Warriors.

“I don’t care about basketball. Life is way more important than the game,” Kerr said, via ESPN. “The most important thing is that if any of our players have a life situation where they need to be with their family, then they will be there.”

The Warriors have a 32-28 record heading into Tuesday’s game against the Bucks, which kicks off a three-game homestand. The Warriors are currently in tenth place in the Western Conference standings, but have a five-game lead over the Utah Jazz for the final playoff spot.

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