Warriors

Wiseman to undergo MRI on right knee after leaving Dubs-Rockets

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Prized Warriors rookie James Wiseman left Saturday's win over the Houston Rockets with a right knee injury and didn't return to the contest.

The team announced that Wiseman will undergo further examination, and coach Steve Kerr confirmed to reporters after the game that the center will get an MRI either late Saturday night or on Sunday.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Saturday night that Wiseman would undergo an MRI on his right knee.

Early in the second quarter, Wiseman took a bounce pass from Jordan Poole and attempted to dunk the ball. Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr. blocked the dunk attempt and Wiseman landed awkwardly.

Wiseman was able to get up and walk to the Warriors' bench on his own power. He was set to check back into the game after the timeout, but instead went to the locker room with Rick Celebrini, the team's director of sports medicine and performance.

It's unclear how severe the injury is.

Wiseman had six points, one rebound and one steal in six minutes of action before leaving the court.

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The 20-year-old center is in the middle of a rollercoaster first NBA season. He has shown flashes of greatness, but has also looked like a player still trying to figure out the pro game. Entering Saturday's game, the No. 2 overall draft averaged 11.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in 38 games.

The final five weeks of the season are supposed to be big for Wiseman's development, so the Warriors must be hoping this injury isn't serious.

 

Without Wiseman, the Warriors are thin at center, with only Kevon Looney and Draymond Green able to play heavy minutes in the middle.

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