James Wiseman Tears Meniscus

Phillip Chin

On Saturday, Warriors rookie James Wiseman went up for a dunk against the Houston Rockets and landed awkwardly on his right knee. After an MRI, the injury was determined to be a torn meniscus. The usual recovery time for that type of injury is four to six weeks and there are five weeks left in the NBA regular season. Wiseman was the 2nd overall pick who averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds with outstanding per-36 minute numbers and less than ideal advanced statistics. The Warriors drafted the young lefty with the explicit goal of using the last years of Stephen Curry’s prime to contend for a championship, but with development slightly slower than expected, they are expected to try to trade him for a superstar.