The Golden State Warriors have sent back James Wiseman to their G League affiliate Santa Cruz Warriors on Thursday (h/t ESPN’s Kendra Andrews). This serves as an immediate move by the club following their Wednesday recall on the big man before their tipoff and eventual loss against the Utah Jazz.
On Utah, Wiseman only went in for five minutes of play, registering three markers and two boards.
After a full season absence in 2021-22 due to meniscus healing, Wiseman struggled mightily this season and found difficulties adjusting and meshing well on the Warriors’ rotation. Throughout 12 games, he is averaging 6.5 points and 3.7 boards in 58.5 percent shooting, mostly serving as a backup for Kevon Looney.
But in the seven games, he played down in Sta. Cruz, Wiseman was a force down low with 15.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks over 26.6 minutes of exposure. The production he made can only offer a promising note for the Warriors fans that he only needs time to develop.
With the season still too early, Wiseman and Golden State are crossing their fingers that the adjustments being orchestrated and adapted will bring positive results in the long run.