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.
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.