Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed about James Wiseman transfer to the G League in a post match interview after Golden State Warriors defeat San Antonio Spurs 132 – 95. James Wiseman missed out the entire 2021-2022 NBA Season due to injury. Wiseman struggled in the 10 games that he played this season thus far averaging 7.3 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist per game.
Wiseman was supposed to the man this year for the Warriors on the defensive end, but he has struggled and failed to deliver coming of the bench. Coach Steve Kerr said James Wiseman will go to Santa Cruz tomorrow for an “extended period.”
Steve Kerr on Sending James Wiseman to the G League
“Yeah, he going to go to Santa Cruz tomorrow and we will keep him there for an extended period to get really good practice time and some games,” Steve Kerr told reporters after the game. “It’s not going to be one game and bring him back, we want to give him 10 straight days, something like that, and then come back.”
“We all know things happen in this league,” Kerr continued. “He’s going to find his way back to the rotation at some point. But the best thing for him is to play a lot of minutes and get a lot of reps.”
“It’s really hard. It’s really hard for anybody to be in and out of the lineup, but for a young guy who’s been through a lot already, it’s a lot to go through,” Kerr said.
“But this is part of his journey. Everybody’s got a different one. Part of his is he barely played any basketball before he got to the NBA and he had a major injury. What I love about James is that he’s got incredible character, work ethic and care for the team.”
“James Wiseman an unbelievable teammate. before the game, he knew he wasn’t going to be part of the rotation, [but] he was helping Kevon Looney prepare for the game with Looney’s workouts, defending him. Wise is all in on the team and because of his talent, because of all those characteristics, I’m a huge believer that long-term, he’s going to be a really good player.”