Golden State Warriors

James Wiseman shut down after more swelling in right knee

In a Warriors season full of highs and lows, Golden State suffered another brutal setback on Saturday. James Wiseman, who recently returned to live-action with the Santa Cruz Warriors after nearly a year rehabbing an MCL injury, has been shut down again due to swelling in his right knee.

Here’s a portion of the report from The Athletic, explaining that the No. 2 overall pick from the 2020 NBA Draft is still not ready to go.

Because of some swelling in his right knee, Wiseman has been temporarily shut down, sources told The Athletic. He didn’t practice with the Warriors the past two days and won’t play for the Santa Cruz Warriors in a fourth G League game on Sunday, as initially planned.

There hasn’t yet been an official determination on Wiseman’s status for the rest of the season, but the clock is ticking.

The Athletic/Marcus Thompson II, Anthony Slater

When Wiseman returned and hit the G-League to shake off the rust, I was simply relieved that his career wasn’t cut short to injury. He’d already had numerous setbacks and taken much longer than projected to return.

Now? I’m concerned again. Until further notice, the Warriors have to forget about their 7-foot-tall prospect, as unfortunate and tragic as that is.

This news comes on the heels of an injury to superstar guard Stephen Curry. He’ll be re-evaluated on April 1. So it’s been a rough week in Golden State, to say the least. We’ll see how the rest of the roster reacts starting on Sunday against the Spurs at Chase Center.

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