Warriors’ James Wiseman Ruled Out for 2021-22 Season

James Wiseman Warriors Out for Season

Golden State Warriors’ center James Wiseman has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2021-22 NBA season, including the playoffs.

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Wiseman, 20, was selected second overall by the Warriors in the 2020 NBA Draft.

In his rookie season, Wiseman averaged 11.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks on 52%/32%/63% shooting splits.

However, Wiseman tore his meniscus; which required surgery.

“It was ultimately very simple: we’re protecting James’ future,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters, via NBA.com.

The Warriors were hoping that Wiseman would help bridge the gap between the established core of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green and the young core of Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, and Moses Moody.

Wiseman may very well do that one day – but his injury history is undoubtedly disconcerting.

The Warriors will go small-ball in Wiseman’s absence with Green and Kevon Looney platooning at center.

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