James Wiseman out until the end of the season
Golden State started the season without James Wiseman (2.13m) and will finish it without his pivot. Passed on the billiards on April 15, 2021 to heal a meniscus tear in his right knee, the 20-year-old player could hope to find the Warriors at the end of the season, especially for the play-offs, but this will not be the case. The Californian franchise, third in the West two weeks before the epilogue of the regular season, communicated on the convalescence of its element.
He was on his way back, as evidenced by his three games played earlier this month with the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G League, averaging 17.3 points and 9.7 rebounds. However, a swelling in his right knee came as a game changer. A setback that the Warriors staff takes very seriously. That’s why Wiseman will be ‘out for the rest of the season’ with a view to continuing his rehabilitation through a combination of exercises.
A white season
« We have maintained throughout his rehabilitation process that we will be patient and look out for James’ best interests in what we anticipate will be a long and successful career. At 20, he has his whole career ahead of him. For us as an organization we are focused on the long term health of James and we are confident – and our doctors too – that this long-term approach will help James become the player we believe he will be when he returns to the field, » Warriors general manager Bob Myers said in a statement. communicated.
Drafted second in the 2020 Draft by Golden State, James Wiseman launched his NBA career last season with interesting statistics: 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds on average in 39 games. Before this injury which has kept him away from the field for almost a year.