The Golden State Warriors are currently in the midst of chasing an NBA title, but they've received some very promising news on big man James Wiseman. The former Memphis standout hasn't played all season due to a meniscus injury and although there was some hope he'd return at some point, it never happened.
However, after undergoing an orthobiologic injection in London with GM Bob Myers traveling by his side in April, Wiseman is now on the court doing intense work and can even sprint without any pain. Per The Athletic, the Warriors center could now suit up in the NBA Summer League.
Wiseman is nearing clearance for full-contact workouts, and he and the Warriors are now optimistic he could return to action during NBA Summer League in July, sources told The Athletic. It’s been both sides’ goal for Wiseman to play in Summer League. A final determination on Wiseman’s status is expected to come in the next two weeks, sources said.
Although this isn't exactly a huge concern for the Warriors at the moment, it's certainly a good sign to know Wiseman is on the right track. He initially underwent meniscus surgery in April of 2021, but the healing just wasn't going to plan. That's why he traveled to the UK a couple of months back and it appears the treatment is working.
In 39 games for the Warriors in 2020-21, James Wiseman averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. His return in 2022-23 will surely give the Dubs a boost and hopefully, they have another ring by then.