Golden State Warriors rookie James Wiseman is set to miss another week due to a sprained wrist, ruling him out of tonight’s clash with the Mavs.
The Golden State Warriors are off to a rocky start to the season. They started off slow, but then picked up the pace, and are now narrowly managing to stay over the .500 line. They currently hold the 9th spot in the West with an 11-10 record.
James Wiseman last suited up for the Dubs in their 118-91 win over the Detroit Pistons. Wiseman there scored 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 17 minutes of play. Wiseman seemed to have hurt his wrist finishing an alley-oop play and landed hard on his wrist.
Here is the play where James Wiseman sprained his left wrist. Bumped off balance on an alley oop finish, fell hard on it. pic.twitter.com/w2CNAcecJV
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 1, 2021
James Wiseman to be re-evaluated in 5-7 days
The #2 pick of the 2020 NBA draft, James Wiseman has been a big asset to the Warriors. He has been averaging 12.2 points for the season(2nd amongst the rookies). He also leads the rookies in rebounds (6.1) and blocks (1.30) per game. Wiseman has been very efficient from the deep as well, as he has connected on 40.9% of his shots from the 3 point line.
James Wiseman is currently suffering from a sprained left wrist. Wiseman is set to be reevaluated almost a week from now. According to the timeline, the earliest we can expect to see the rookie would be either the second game against the Spurs on the 9th or the Magic game on the 11th. Wiseman missed the game against the Celtics and would miss both the games against the Mavericks.
James Wiseman injury update: pic.twitter.com/DaG3feUCTQ
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) February 1, 2021
In the game against the Celtics, Kevon Looney suffered a left ankle sprain, and he is set to be re-evaluated in two weeks. Till either of the two return, the Warriors are left with no centers and would have to rely on their small-ball playstyle to get through these games.