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James Wiseman Out Additional 7-10 Days with Wrist Injury, Warriors Announce

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIFebruary 12, 2021

Injured Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman watches players warm up for an NBA basketball game between the Warriors and the Boston Celtics in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

Golden State Warriors rookie James Wiseman will miss more time than initially expected with a wrist injury, head coach Steve Kerr told reporters Thursday.

The center will be re-evaluated in seven-to-10 days.

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron

Per Warriors, James Wiseman will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

James Wiseman's absence will last longer than expected. Steve Kerr: "Unfortunately he still has pain. As long as there's pain in the wrist, we have to keep him back." Said imaging was clean, but they're giving him another week.

Wiseman previously sprained his wrist in early February and has missed the last five games. It was a huge blow for the Warriors, as the Memphis product had been progressing at a steady rate alongside Draymond Green in the frontcourt.

Now, that development is on hold once again.

The No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft has emerged as an early key player in Golden State's present and future. At 19 years old, he's already averaging 12.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, showing he's not afraid to play a physical brand of basketball in the paint.

With Wiseman out, look for Juan Toscano-Anderson and Eric Paschall to absorb the additional minutes while Kevon Looney is also on the shelf with an ankle injury. It won't make up for the loss of the rookie but should give head coach Steve Kerr an opportunity to experiment with the lineup.

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