Warriors Announce James Wiseman Has Been Cleared to Play in G League Games

James Wiseman has entered the next step in recovery after the Golden State Warriors announced that the second-year center would play two games for their G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.

When Wiseman joins the Santa Cruz lineup, he will be playing competitive basketball for the first time since tearing his meniscus in April 2021. He has missed the last 65 games of the season while he’s rehabbed from the injury. It’s been typical for players nearing their rehab process to have a stint in the G League to ramp everything up. However, Wiseman’s situation is unique in that he will play two games when the Warriors play the Stockton Kings.

When Wiseman returns to the NBA, he will be fighting for minutes with 17 games left to go in the season and the Warriors amid a 13-13 slump and a slide to third place in the Western Conference standings. Draymond Green has also announced that he will be returning to the Dubs’ lineup as soon as next week when Golden State hosts the Washington Wizards.

Wiseman played 39 games last year, where he averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a rookie.