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James Wiseman Injury Bad Timing For Golden State

Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman has suffered another setback to his rookie season after injuring his wrist on Saturday.

The sprain will keep James Wiseman (19) out for at least 7 – 10 days at which point he’ll be reevaluated. 

James Wiseman is averaging 12.2 points and 1.3 blocks in 21 minutes per game this season. However, it hasn’t all been plain sailing for the No.2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Coach Steve Kerr replaced him in the starting lineup with veteran Kevon Looney last week. With Golden State still figuring out it’s best rotation, Wiseman will have to learn from the bench at times.

 

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“It’s a bummer,” said Kerr.

“But at least it’s not anything worse and he should be back in 10 days or so.”

It’s a bummer alright. The Warriors are without Marquese Chriss, who isn’t sure if he’ll play again this year after injuring his ankle in December.

“Obviously, we aren’t going to change the starting lineup,” Kerr said.

“Loon will start. Eric [Paschall] will still get his minutes at the 5 and then we’ll have to go from there. We can obviously play Draymond [Green] at the 5. Juan [Toscano-Anderson] will be active and ready to roll. And we’ll mix and match and figure out what we’re going to do.”

 

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“It’s a blow to our team,” Looney said. 

“But glad it’s just a short-term injury, not something long-term. We had our fair share of injuries with this team last year and some this year … but it’s going to be tough without him, but not having that many centers already on the team due to health [issues] so we’ll have to figure it out. Me, Eric, Draymond, Juan. Everybody’s got to step up at the big-man role. [Wiseman] brings a lot to the table for this team.”

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