Wiseman's knee recovery is on schedule and he is expected to be ready for training camp, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Following a strong start to his rookie season, Wiseman was forced to end his season early after suffering a torn meniscus that required surgery. According to coach Steve Kerr, the second overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft will be healthy and ready for training camp in September.
Wiseman underwent surgery for a right meniscal tear Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.
It was already believed to be the case, but Golden State made it official Thursday after surgery that Wiseman would miss the rest of the season. The team will provide an update on his progress in September, and he will return for the 2021-22 campaign. Kevon Looney has slotted in as the starting center with Wiseman sidelined.
Wiseman (knee) will undergo right knee surgery Thursday or Friday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. The surgery results will determine his timetable, which could be as short as 4-to-6 weeks or as long as multiple months.
Meniscus tears are complicated and can be surgically treated by a trim or a repair. A trim results in a shorter timetable, while the repair has a longer timetable but can be better for the knee's long-term health. If a repair is performed, that could certainly cut into Wiseman's offseason development. As Slater notes, the Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson has been out eight months with a repaired meniscus. More information should be available once the surgery is performed. While Wiseman's out, Kevon Looney should see increased run.
Wiseman was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee after exiting Saturday's 125-109 win over the Rockets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The Warriors fear he will miss the remainder of the season.
Wiseman played just six minutes Saturday before exiting, with a follow-up MRI confirming the rookie center suffered a severe knee injury. With a little more than a month to go in the regular season, the 20-year-old's first season in the NBA is likely over, regardless of whether he needs surgery to address the injury. Over 39 games during his rookie campaign, Wiseman averaged 11.5 points on 51.9 percent shooting, 5.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game. Kevon Looney will likely step back into a starting role at center.
Wiseman will undergo an MRI after leaving Saturday's game against the Rockets with a right knee injury, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The rookie first-round pick exited after playing only six minutes during Saturday's matchup with the Rockets. Wiseman should be considered questionable for Monday's game versus the Nuggets until the results of the MRI are announced.
Wiseman won't return to Saturday's game against the Rockets while being evaluated for a right knee injury, Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 20-year-old had six points (3-5 FG, 0-2 FT), one rebound and one steal in six minutes during the first half before heading to the locker room with the injury. Wiseman should be considered day-to-day until the team updates his status.
Wiseman scored 18 points (9-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and grabbed six rebounds across 23 minutes in Friday's loss to the Wizards.
Wiseman enjoyed one of his most efficient games of the campaign, missing only two of his 11 field-goal tries. His 18 points tied for his highest output since finishing with 25 against Minnesota on Jan. 27. Wiseman has had a solid if unspectacular rookie campaign, posting per-game averages of 11.6 points, 5.9 boards and 0.9 blocks.
Wiseman tallied 13 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot across 25 minutes Tuesday in a 122-121 win over the Bucks.
Wiseman started his eighth straight contest and finished with the third double-double of his young career. The second overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft has had an up-and-down rookie campaign, averaging 11.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks while shooting 50.9 percent from the field.
Wiseman posted four points (1-5 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Heat.
The 20-year-old followed up two impressive performances in a row with a dud. Before Thursday's game, Wiseman was picking up steam over his last two games, averaging 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting 61.9 percent from the field. The rookie out of Memphis will look to bounce back Friday on the road against the Raptors.
Wiseman scored 18 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go along with five rebounds and a steal across 27 minutes in Friday's loss to the Hawks.
Wiseman saw an increased role after attempting only eight shots from the field in Thursday's loss to the Kings. He didn't contribute much other than scoring, though the steal was his first since Feb. 24. Most importantly, Wiseman has played at least 26 minutes in each of his last four games.
Wiseman managed six points (3-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and eight rebounds with five turnovers across 29 minutes during Thursday's 141-119 loss to the Kings.
Wiseman's rebounding total was solid, but his shooting from the field was subpar, and his five turnovers were awful. The rookie is still going through plenty of ups and downs after playing practically no college basketball and having little opportunity to scrimmage before his NBA debut due to coronavirus restrictions.
Wiseman (COVID-19 protocols) totaled 11 points (5-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one block over 26 minutes in Tuesday's 108-98 loss to the 76ers.
Wiseman had been coming off the bench prior to missing the Warriors' last three games due to the league's health and safety protocols, but after the rookie received clearance to play ahead of Tuesday's contest, head coach Steve Kerr said Wiseman will remain in the starting five for the rest of the season. The center wasn't very efficient against the 76ers, but his fantasy outlook should be trending up if he continues to see this level of playing time on the top unit. Wiseman is averaging 11.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over 21.0 minutes per game on the season.
Coach Steve Kerr said Wiseman (COVID-19 protocols) will start Tuesday against the 76ers and "anticipates" the rookie will start the rest of the season, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.
The 19-year-old returns from a three-game absence due to the health and safety protocols, and he'll immediately make a return to the starting lineup. Wiseman is averaging 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 22.2 minutes over 17 starts this season, but he could see more run down the stretch for Golden State.
Wiseman (COVID-19 protocols) will play Tuesday against the 76ers, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Wiseman and Eric Paschall will make their return after each missed the last three games while in the league's health and safety protocols. The return of these two rotation players will likely decrease the workload of Juan Toscano-Anderson and Alen Smailagic.
Wiseman (COVID-19 protocols) is probable to play Tuesday against Philadelphia, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Wiseman appears likely to return from a three-game absence while in the league's health and safety protocols due to contact tracing. If he does return, the 19-year-old will likely return to a bench role -- as he has only started one game since the beginning of February. In his last five games before being sidelined, Wiseman had averaged 10.8 points on 58.1 percent shooting and 6.4 rebounds across 21.8 minutes per game.
Wiseman (COVID-19 protocols) could potentially be available for Tuesday's game against the 76ers, Wes Goldberg of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Wiseman will still be required to complete a few more tests before officially being cleared, but it sounds like it's a real possibility at this point. With both he and Eric Paschcall (COVID-19 protocols) on the verge of returning to the rotation, it could mean a decreased workload for Kevon Looney up front.
Wiseman will be unavailable for at least the next seven days after landing in the health and safety protocols Wednesday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
The 19-year-old missed Wednesday's win over the Rockets and will also be sidelined for games Friday, Saturday and Tuesday due to contact tracing. Wiseman could return to action March 25 at Sacramento if he only sits out the seven-day minimum, though he may need a couple days to ramp up his conditioning after being away from the team for a week.
Wiseman is out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets due to the NBA's health and safety protocols, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
It's not a guarantee that the rookie will miss multiple games, but fantasy managers should certainly be prepared for that possibility. Eric Paschall is also out Wednesday due to the protocols. With that pair unavailable, more time could be available for Kevon Looney and Juan Toscano-Anderson.
Wiseman scored 16 points (8-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt) in 23 minutes off the bench while adding four rebounds and one block in Sunday's victory over the Jazz.
Wiseman has increased his scoring output in five straight games. He hasn't seen too much playing time of late, topping the 20-minute mark in three of his last 10 outings, but he has added double-digit points in seven of those contests while grabbing at least five boards in six games over that span.
Wiseman ended with 14 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT) and seven rebounds in 12 minutes during Thursday's 130-104 loss to the Clippers.
Wiseman remained on the bench until the final quarter, at which stage the game was all over. He missed a mandatory COVID-19 test during the All-Star break, something that put him in some doubt leading into the game. The way he was utilized in the loss was certainly curious but does not seem like it will be a continuing trend. Despite a sizable amount of upside, Wiseman's role is typically not conducive to 12-team value, so he should be viewed as more of an elite stash at this point.
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