Wiseman shares message for Dub Nation after knee surgery

James Wiseman, Warriors

James Wiseman’s roller-coaster rookie season is over already.

The Warriors announced Wiseman will miss the rest of the season and be re-evaluated in September after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday.

Around the same time the Warriors rolled to a 119-101 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wiseman shared a message for his fans on his Instagram story.

It’s encouraging to see Wiseman appears to be in good spirits after his surgery on his torn meniscus.

The 20-year-old Wiseman had a stop-and-go campaign in his first season with the NBA. He got off to a late start and missed training camp after dealing with COVID-19. 

Wiseman missed 11 games with a sprained left wrist before missing three more contests in March due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

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In between, Wiseman showed flashes of brilliance that make you think he can be a true unicorn in the NBA, as an athletic 7-footer who is capable of anything on the floor. But he also struggled with foul trouble, defensive positioning and had other mental lapses typical of a rookie.

Wiseman played 39 games, starting 27, averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per contest.

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