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Wiggins mentions three key areas where he wants to improve

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Andrew Wiggins appeared in 12 games with the Warriors last season after the franchise acquired him just before the NBA trade deadline.

The 25-year-old averaged 19.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in a Golden State uniform, while shooting 45.7 percent overall from the field.

Does he have any specific goals for the 2020-21 campaign?

"Yeah. I want to get my 3-point percentage up," he told reporters Thursday. "Free throws. I want to really lock in defensively.

"Those are the three main things."

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Wiggins -- who made 34 percent of his 3-point attempts with the Warriors -- shot a career-high 35.6 percent from beyond the arc in 2016-17.

It's fair to believe he will break that mark playing alongside Steph Curry.

As for the free-throw shooting -- it's imperative that Wiggins improves in that department. After making 76 percent of his attempts across his first three seasons (on 6.4 attempts), he has fallen off:

-2017-18: 64.3 percent on 3.8 attempts

-2018-19: 69.9 percent on 4.1 attempts

-2019-20: 70.9 percent on 5.0 attempts

On the defensive end, Wiggins showed tremendous growth, averaging 1.3 steals and 1.4 blocks per game.

He has all the physical tools to be a difference-maker.

The Warriors need Wiggins to be awesome in order to truly contend in the Western Conference. But that doesn't necessarily mean putting up massive numbers.

 
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"I just want to see him play the game in a way that helps us win," Golden State's executive VP of basketball operations Kirk Lacob told NBC Sports Bay Area in August. "We know he's a talented basketball player. Nobody is going to argue that.

"Can he bring those talents and learn, 'What do I do best with this squad to help win?' That's all that I really care about.

"I don't care how many points, rebounds, assists, steals or blocks he averages ... I want to see him really happy when we win a bunch of games. I want to see him high-fiving our other guys."

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