New Golden State Warriors big man James Wiseman was asked about the injury to shooting guard Klay Thompson just hours after getting drafted with the second overall pick in the 2020 draft.
Multiple reports have stated that Thompson suffered a serious leg injury on Wednesday. Wiseman, a talented big man, said he’s going to be praying for Thompson.
Wiseman on Klay injury news: "As soon as I seen [the news], it was kind of down for me, like emotionally. But the team, we got his back no matter what and he's going to be in great recovery … all prayers be to Klay, my teammate, and he's going to be just fine."
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Warriors fans are excited to have James Wiseman in the mix. Now, all the focus is on Klay Thompson, who is the second-best player on the team after two-time MVP Stephen Curry.
If Klay sustained a season-ending injury, the Warriors are going to be in trouble.
Golden State had the worst record in the NBA during the 2019-20 season before games were suspended in March due to COVID-19. Thompson didn’t play at all since he was recovering from his left ACL tear, while Curry only played in five games after suffering a broken hand in the fourth game of the campaign against the Phoenix Suns.
Steph underwent two surgeries before playing again, but then the COVID-19 pandemic halted the season as soon as he came back.
Wiseman is going to be a great fit for the Warriors since he’s a gifted low-post scorer, something Golden State sorely needs. However, Thompson’s potential absence is the major storyline right now in San Francisco despite how promising Wiseman is.