The Golden State Warriors have gotten hit with some players under COVID-19 protocols. Fortunately, James Wiseman isn’t one of them anymore after getting cleared on Monday, according to Steve Kerr.

Kerr also mentioned that the hope is that Wiseman advances to contact work next week. He will not be going on the road trip with the Warriors (via The Athletic’s Anthony Slater).


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The Warriors have been able to find a lot of success this season as they are arguably the best team in all of basketball through almost the first three months. What they have been able to do without their second-year player Wiseman is certainly impressive. They have also been able to play this well without Klay Thompson. Klay is scheduled to return sometime within the week or so and that is definitely going to be a big boost for the Warriors.

Golden State currently has the best record in the NBA at 28-7. There aren’t a ton of down spots on the Warriors roster, but they desperately need a rim protector. For the Warriors’ sake, they are going to hope that Wiseman can help fill that role a bit.

If he can come back and defend the rim at a pretty high level, Golden State is going to have a very tough time losing. Factor in that Klay is going to be back soon, and NBA teams around the league are not going to want to have to face the Warriors in the playoffs.