Golden State Warriors’ heart James Wiseman has been dominated out for the rest of the 2021-22 NBA season, together with the playoffs.
Wiseman, 20, was chosen second general by the Warriors within the 2020 NBA Draft.
In his rookie season, Wiseman averaged 11.5 factors, 5.8 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks on 52%/32%/63% taking pictures splits.
Nevertheless, Wiseman tore his meniscus; which required surgical procedure.
“It was in the end quite simple: we’re defending James’ future,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr instructed reporters, by way of NBA.com.
The Warriors have been hoping that Wiseman would assist bridge the hole between the established core of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Inexperienced and the younger core of Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, and Moses Moody.
Wiseman could very nicely do this someday – however his harm historical past is undoubtedly disconcerting.
The Warriors will go small-ball in Wiseman’s absence with Inexperienced and Kevon Looney platooning at heart.