James Wiseman, who is only 20 years old this year, is the second overall pick of the Warriors‘ first-round pick in 2020. He missed the entire season last season due to a knee injury. A few days ago, Wiseman was interviewed by CJ Holmes of the “San Francisco Chronicle”. , he said:
“These adversities are just experiences. Adversity teaches you a lot and makes you more accepting of who you are. I’m not afraid of myself anymore. I’m happy with what I’ve been through because he shaped who I am today, no matter where I am. It strengthened me mentally, physically, in every way.”
Wiseman continued: “I know that I’m being judged against me right now, it’s just because of my injury, I’ve had setbacks, I have to try to catch up on what I’m behind every day, and that’s why I’m very patient with myself because I know that I’ve done the right thing, I’ve gotten stronger.”
Especially in the last season, Kevon Looney had an excellent performance, which made Wiseman’s status on the team shaken. Wiseman especially strengthened the control of rebounding, pick-and-roll tactics, and communication between teammates in training. Wiseman’s state gradually returned to the right track. Head coach Steve Kerr also said:
“I just see a talented young man trying to get through adversity and he’s back from injury now, all he needs now is time.”
James Wiseman and the future of GSW
Wiseman has only played 39 games for the Warriors so far, with 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. In the new season, he is expected to start off the bench. Wiseman’s potential gives Golden State a new inner strength, and with him, along with Kuminga and Moses Moody, the Warriors will have an enviable young core. If all three become immediate forces, the Golden State Warriors will have one of the deepest and most talented backup lineups in the league. His growth will be three of the Warriors’ new generation with Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole. giant.