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Dub Hub, Daily Warriors Links for 11/15/22: Warriors sending James Wiseman to the G League for an ‘extended period’ of time

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Good Morning Dub Nation,

In what was the Golden State Warriors’ most complete game of the season, the team beat the San Antonio Spurs in dominating fashion Monday night, 132-95. Following the game, head coach Steve Kerr had big news as he announced that third-year center James Wiseman will be joining their Santa Cruz G League team for an ‘extended period’ of time.

Wiseman recently found himself out of the rotation following the Warriors’ disastrous five-game road trip a couple of weeks back. He finally saw time on the court late in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s matchup against the Spurs, but at that point, the game was out of reach as the Warriors were up by nearly 40 points.

Finally healthy after two seasons derailed by injuries, the young Warriors center was hoping to make a leap in his development this year. However, his lackluster results on the court have led to inconsistent playing time thus far. In his 11 games played this season, Wiseman is averaging 6.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 0.4 blocks in 13.4 minutes per game.

At 21-years-old and still very early in his career, Wiseman shows flashes of the potential that made him the second-overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft. However, those flashes have not been enough to compensate for the mistakes he makes on the court — especially for the veteran core of the team hoping to continue their championship run.

Kerr and several others emphasized that in order to improve, young players, and Wiseman specifically, need the reps so that they can make these mistakes and learn from them — something the team hopes will happen for Wiseman in the G League.

The time in the G League is best for all parties involved. The team clearly wants what’s best for Wiseman’s development and he should get all the reps he needs to improve while building up his confidence — albeit against inferior competition. This process has worked for the Warriors before as Jordan Poole returned from his time in the G League to massive success, so hopefully the same will happen with Wiseman.

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