James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga’s injury statuses updated by Warriors
ESPN’s Nick Friedell said the Warriors notified him that James Wiseman would be amping things up in his individual workouts, and he will be re-evaluated on Nov. 1st. The team also informed him that 2021 No. 7 pick Jonathan Kuminga is making good progress as well, and his re-evaluation will be in another week.
Warriors say James Wiseman (knee) is making “good progress” has been “cleared to increase his level of activity” during individual on-court work. He will be re-evaluated on Nov. 1. Jonathan Kuminga (patella tendon) is making “good progress” and will re-evaluated in a week.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) October 16, 2021
Health has been the biggest issue the Warriors have dealt with during the last two seasons. Wiseman’s injury during his rookie year came at a time where the Dubs needed him most. It will be a breath of fresh air to get their only 7-foot player back during a year they will heavily need his services.
Kuminga played well during the NBA Summer League and showed signs of being ready to contribute right away. His knee injury has put a pause on his evaluation time during this preseason. But his health is the most important thing right now.
In a pre-game interview, Steve Kerr was delighted with the news of his players. He also said he could tell that Kuminga is down some about not playing even though he doesn’t really talk much.
Just like the pep talk the team gave Wiseman last season, the message to Kuminga is not to worry so much because he’s going to have a long career. It’s just a minor setback and one that might not last much longer.
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