James Wiseman
20-Year-Old CenterC
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Injury Knee
Est. Return 10/1/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Wiseman is a great athlete at the center position, and he stands at 7-foot-1 with a 7-foot-6 wingspan. During his three collegiate appearances at Memphis, he averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 23.0 minutes. Aside from his defense and rebounding, Wiseman's initial role on the Warriors will likely be that of a screen-and-roller who can finish around the basket with good touch and throw down lob dunks. He also has the upside to develop into a post-up option and maybe a mid-range jump-shooter. As a rookie for Golden State, Wiseman will be reportedly fighting for the starting center job, but he should see minutes in the mid-to-upper-20s regardless of outcome. For fantasy purposes, he should be a good source of rebounding, blocks and field-goal percentage, assuming he keeps his shot selection clean. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $17.9 million contract with the Warriors in November of 2020. Contract includes $9.6 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio

Wiseman was born Mar. 31, 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the son of Donzaleigh Artis and has one older sister. Wiseman started high school at The Ensworth School in Nashville before transferring to Memphis East High School, where he was coached by former NBA guard Penny Hardaway for his junior season. Wiseman averaged 11.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game for the United States at the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina, helping the team win a gold medal over Canada. As a senior in high school, he was a consensus five-star recruit, and most recruiting services ranked him No. 1 in the 2019 class. Wiseman played for Hardaway again in college at Memphis, as the former NBA player had become the Tigers' head coach. Outside of basketball, Wiseman speaks Mandarin, reads Kobe Bryant's books and wants to own fast-food restaurants. Fans can follow the Nashville native on Twitter @BigTicket_JW and on Instagram @bigticket_j13.

College/International Summary

Wiseman ended up appearing in just three games for the Memphis Tigers and head coach Penny Hardaway, but it was easy to see why he was one of the top-rated prospects in his class. The preseason American Conference Player of the Year, Wiseman made his collegiate debut Nov. 5 against South Carolina State, racking up 28 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in only 22 minutes. He followed that up with 17 points and nine rebounds the following contest against UIC. Questions about his eligibility then surfaced, but Hardaway allowed him to appear in one more game Nov. 12 against Oregon. In his only test against a Power-5 opponent, Wiseman put up 14 points, 12 rebounds and a pair of blocks. He was then shut down and given a reinstatement date of Jan. 12, but at that point, Wiseman had decided that NBA scouts had seen enough. He officially declared for the 2020 NBA Draft on Dec. 19, focusing his efforts for the rest of the season on preparations to play professionally.

Undergoes surgery for meniscal tear
CGolden State Warriors
Out For Season
April 15, 2021
Wiseman underwent surgery for a right meniscal tear Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.
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It was already believed to be the case, but Golden State made it official Thursday after surgery that Wiseman would miss the rest of the season. The team will provide an update on his progress in September, and he will return for the 2021-22 campaign. Kevon Looney has slotted in as the starting center with Wiseman sidelined.
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Wiseman played in 39 games and averaged 21.4 minutes per game during his first season in the NBA. The rookie scored 11.5 points on 51.9 percent shooting from the field and 31.6 percent from three. The Memphis product started 27 games, but his season-high 25 points came during a performance off the bench. During the Jan. 27 123-111 win over the Timberwolves, the 20-year-old went 9-for-14 from the field and made both of his threes while also adding six rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes. The ex-Tiger scored double-digit points in 24 games, shooting 58.4 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from beyond the arc during those contests. Wiseman grabbed five-plus rebounds in 28 games including double-digits on three occasions. He recorded a double-double in all three of those performances. Defensively, the 2020 second-overall pick blocked multiple shots in 12 games. During a 116-102 win over the Bulls on March 29, he blocked a season-high four shots to go along with 12 points and five rebounds.

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Transaction History
  • November 26, 2020
    Signed a two-year, $17.9 million contract with the Warriors.
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Undergoing surgery this week
CGolden State Warriors
Out For Season
April 14, 2021
Wiseman (knee) will undergo right knee surgery Thursday or Friday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. The surgery results will determine his timetable, which could be as short as 4-to-6 weeks or as long as multiple months.
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Suffers torn meniscus
CGolden State Warriors
Out For Season
April 11, 2021
Wiseman was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee after exiting Saturday's 125-109 win over the Rockets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The Warriors fear he will miss the remainder of the season.
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Heading for MRI
CGolden State Warriors
Out For Season
April 10, 2021
Wiseman will undergo an MRI after leaving Saturday's game against the Rockets with a right knee injury, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Leaves with knee issue
CGolden State Warriors
Out For Season
April 10, 2021
Wiseman won't return to Saturday's game against the Rockets while being evaluated for a right knee injury, Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Posts 18 points in loss
CGolden State Warriors
April 10, 2021
Wiseman scored 18 points (9-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and grabbed six rebounds across 23 minutes in Friday's loss to the Wizards.
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