Bad Turn Of Events For Warriors Big Man

Just when it seemed like things had turned the corner for Golden State Warriors' sophomore center James Wiseman, he's suffered a setback, and will not make his debut with the Warriors just yet. 

According to The Athletic, swelling in his knee has "shut down" the big man once again. He was just recalled to the Dubs roster from their G League Affiliate earlier in the week, and was close to being ready to make his debut. 

No definitive plans

Instead, the Warriors "haven't made any definitive plans on the path forward", and according to Marcus Thompson II and Anthony Slater, it's "becoming more unlikely" that he'll be back before the end of the regular season. "This temporary stall, at this stage of the season, certainly makes it more unlikely that Wiseman has any type of playoff impact."

Surgery on a torn meniscus a year ago has held the big man out of action all season. He was only able to play 39 games as a rookie last year, after being the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. 

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