According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, James Wiseman has been ruled out for the remainder season out of an abundance of caution for his knee injury.
ESPN Sources: Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman has been ruled out for the rest of the season and will continue rehabilitating his right knee. Wiseman has been recovering from a meniscus repair last April, and the team has been cautious to protect him for the long-term.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2022
The second-year center has spent the entirety of the season recovering from the meniscus repair he underwent in April 2021. According to Woj, Wiseman is expected to remain in the Bay Area while he continues to rehab.
WISEMAN SLAM 💥 pic.twitter.com/lauEbIRzf9— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 11, 2022
Wiseman isn’t expected to undergo more surgery. Wiseman will focus on strength and conditioning exercises. Wiseman played three games with the Sants Cruz Warriors, the G-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. The former Memphis Tiger averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Steve Kerr on the decision to shut James Wiseman down for the rest of the season: “it was ultimately very simple: we’re protecting James’ future.”— Kendra Andrews (@kendra__andrews) March 25, 2022
Says he wouldn’t be able to play in any games for the next few weeks, so made sense to rule him out.