Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr didn't want to either confirmed or deny that the season was over for rookie center James Wiseman. Wiseman, who was selected at No. 2 in the 2020 NBA draft, suffered a tear to the meniscus to his right knee and he could miss the rest of the season.
The injury occurred over the weekend when the Warriors played the Houston Rockets. Wiseman went up for a dunk against the Rockets but he landed awkwardly after being blocked by Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr. "I don't know that," Kerr said before the Warriors hosted the Denver Nuggets.
are in the process of getting multiple opinions. He had an MRI and so we're having multiple experts look at the MRI to determine what's next. We don't have any timetable yet. The biggest thing is making sure James is OK.
He's obviously had a lot of adversity this rookie season, with the wrist injury, now the knee injury and of course missing training camp, not having a summer league. He's really gutted through a lot of difficulty. ...
And so this is yet another obstacle that's been put in front of him."
Kerr feels 'terrible' for Wiseman
"I just feel terrible for James," Kerr said. "It seemed like he was just starting to get a little rhythm offensively and starting to feel good and picking up some momentum.
So it's really tough to see him go down." Despite the injury, Wiseman remains in good and positive spirits, according to his coach. "He's in really good spirits," Kerr said. "He's just been through an awful lot this season.
And he has a really good way about him and he's at minimum putting up a good front, but I know he's really crushed, but he's hanging in there." Wiseman hasn't had a great rookie season as he has been struggling with consistency this season.
"We're obviously very thin in the front court," Kerr said. "That's obviously something that we will be looking at as we go forward and once we get word on what James' prognosis is." Meanwhile, Warriors swingman Kelly Oubre Jr.
remains out but he is day-to-day. "He remains day-to-day," Kerr said. "I talked to him today, he said he's feeling better. So I don't think this will be a long absence, but we'll just continue to say day-to-day."