The wait continues for James Wiseman, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft, and there’s no end in sight, Josh Schrock of NBC Sports Bay Area writes. The Warriors center required arthroscopic knee surgery in mid-December and is nine months removed from the meniscus surgery he underwent last April. The procedure in December cleaned up some swelling.
The Warriors had hoped Wiseman would make his season debut in February, but that remains uncertain.
“There’s just no blueprint for this,” coach Steve Kerr told KNBR, as Schrock relays. “This is such a unique set of circumstances, and we will just have to see how it plays out, and we thought it was going to play out very differently. We thought he would be back by now. I just feel so bad for James. He is working every day. … The poor guy is dealing with the injury, with the knee, and we just don’t know when he is going to turn the corner.”
We have more on the Warriors:
- Many people may question whether Andrew Wiggins deserved to be All-Star starter, as was revealed on Thursday, but the Warriors are thrilled about it, Connor Letorneau of the San Francisco Chronicle tweets. “Man, one of the proudest moments I’ve had as a coach, just to see what Wiggs has done since he got here. … I just could not be any happier for him,” Kerr said. “The whole organization is just glowing right now.”
- Andre Iguodala has missed the last three games with a hip injury and will miss at least the next two, Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area tweets. Iguodala hasn’t played since a 31-minute stint against Indiana on Jan. 20.
- New COVID guidelines for entry into Chase Center were announced on Thursday and will take effect on February 1st. According to a team press release, Chase Center will require proof of either an up-to-date vaccination, including proof of a booster shot for eligible guests received at least one week prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 24 hours (for antigen tests) or 48 hours (for PCR tests). All individuals are required to wear a mask within the arena unless actively eating or drinking.