With Draymond Green rejoining the lineup on Monday night after a 31-game absence, the Golden State Warriors roster just got a little deeper as the team announced they had recalled the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft, James Wiseman, from their G-League affiliate team, the Santa Cruz Warriors.
The seven-footer’s rookie campaign was cut short in early April of last year when he underwent surgery for a torn right meniscus. Initially cleared to practice back in November, Wiseman underwent a second cleanup surgery on the same knee in mid-December – slowing the comeback of the former Memphis product.
James Wiseman’s most powerful moment from the first half. Putback dunk of his own miss. pic.twitter.com/FGM995BCL4— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 11, 2022
Wiseman had previously been assigned to the G-League three times throughout the season; however, he hadn’t stepped foot on the court until March 10, when he saw his first action in around 11 months. Starting in all three of his appearances, Wiseman averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks on 56.0 percent shooting on 21.0 minutes per game.
WISEMAN SLAM 💥 pic.twitter.com/lauEbIRzf9— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 11, 2022
In his G-League debut against the Stockton Kings, Wiseman dropped 18 points in just 21 minutes of action while pulling down six boards.
The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reported that the second-year center remains out for tonight’s matchup against the Boston Celtics but will practice with the team over the next few days before making his regular-season debut.