Warriors Have Had Enough, Send Lottery Pick Down To G League

He came into the season with a ton of promise. A former No. 2 overall pick, ready to pick up his career after a year off recovering from injury, but now 21-year-old James Wiseman will have to try to re-set in the G League. 

Wiseman will be tasked with getting his game in order with the Santa Cruz Warriors indefinitely. 

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says Wiseman needs to get plenty of reps, and it simply wasn't working for him at the NBA level as the Warriors struggle to find their rhythm.  

"He's going to Santa Cruz tomorrow and we will keep him there for an extended period to get really good practice time and some games," Kerr said. "It's not going to be, you know, one game and bring him back. We want to give him maybe 10 straight days, something like that, and come back.

"We all know things happen in this league. He's going to find his way back into the rotation at some point. But the best thing for him is to play a lot of minutes and get a lot of reps."

Wiseman has played only 50 games in the NBA since being selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Warriors. In 11 contests this season, Wiseman has averaged 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in about 13 minutes per game. 

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