2:50pm: The Warriors have tweeted that Wiseman suffered a “right meniscal injury,” while noting that the team is continuing to evaluate his most recent MRI results.
2:18pm: Warriors rookie center James Wiseman, the No. 2 pick out of Memphis in the 2020 draft, has been ruled out indefinitely with a right meniscus injury. There is concern that Wiseman may miss the rest of the 2020/21 season.
Multiple reporters indicate that the injury is a meniscus tear. Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets that Wiseman has a torn meniscus. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN echoes that statement, though he notes that the Warriors intend to consult with more doctors during the next few days.
Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area tweets that two league sources informed him it was indeed a torn meniscus. Poole adds that the team has called it a meniscus injury while stopping short of confirming that it’s a tear (Twitter link).
After a strong start, Wiseman has had an up-and-down rookie season. Though at one point he had lost his starting role to veteran center Kevon Looney following a February injury absence, he had gotten the starting nod long-term once again beginning on March 23. Head coach Steve Kerr noted last week that Wiseman’s play would dictate his exact minutes load.
Across just 39 games (including 27 starts), the athletic 20-year-old is averaging 11.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 0.9 BPG in 21.4 MPG.