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Warriors rookie James Wiseman excited to train with Hall of Fame forward in offseason

Warriors, James Wiseman, Kevin Garnett

Amid all the uncontrollable things that are going on right now in his rookie season with the Golden State Warriors, James Wiseman is already looking forward to putting in the work ahead of his second campaign in the NBA.

In fact, it seems that he’s about to get some much-needed mentorship under the hands of a Hall of Famer in Kevin Garnett.

“One thing his mom told me recently was that James already cannot wait for the offseason to train with Kevin Garnett,” Connor Letourneau of The San Francisco Chronicle said on the Warriors Off Court podcast, via NBC Sports. “They actually have reached out to each other and they do have plans to work together this summer.”

It has been a tough season for the Warriors rookie. Wiseman has been sidelined with different injuries and just recently, the 20-year-old tore the meniscus in his right knee which could potentially end his rookie campaign early.

That being said, all is not lost for James Wiseman because he still has a ton of future ahead of him. This, as we’ve seen before, could potentially be a slight hiccup to an otherwise stellar career for the athletic big man–something KG would know a thing or two about.

“KG was one of my favorite players,” Wiseman said previously, per NBC Sports. “I’d just want to see his process in how he took the adversity and the difficulties in the NBA and how he came back from that and just improved every day in practice and in games.”

The Warriors saw potential in Wiseman when they picked him up as their second overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. If the young big can channel his inner-KG, then that certainly bodes well for their chances next season with a healthy Klay Thompson hopefully back.