Warriors rule former No. 2 pick James Wiseman out for season

Warriors rule former No. 2 pick James Wiseman out for season

The Golden State Warriors' wait for the return of James Wiseman just got a lot longer.

The former No. 2 overall pick has been ruled out for the rest of a season that has been spent recovering from a meniscus repair in his right knee, the Warriors announced Friday.


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The Warriors had hoped Wiseman would be a late reinforcement in a season full of injuries, but the team will have to move forward with Kevon Looney as its only true center.

From the Warriors' statement:

"We've maintained throughout his entire rehabilitation process that we're going to be patient and look out for James' best interests in what we anticipate to be a long and successful career," said Bob Myers. "As a 20 year-old, his entire career is ahead of him. For us, as an organization, our focus is on James' long-term health and we're confident—and our doctors are confident—that this long-term approach will help James become the player we believe he will evolve into when he returns to the court."

In his rookie season last year, Wiseman averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while shooting 51.9 percent from the field.

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