Warriors rule Wiseman out for season after knee surgery originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
James Wiseman's rookie season is over.
The Warriors announce Thursday that the 2020 No. 2 overall draft pick underwent successful surgery to repair his right meniscus, but that he will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 NBA season. The team expects Wiseman to be ready for the 2021-22 NBA season and will provide an update on his progress in September.
The surgery on the 7-foot center took place in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Wiseman sustained the injury on a dunk attempt against the Houston Rockets last Saturday. Kenyon Martin Jr. blocked the shot and Wiseman landed awkwardly on his right leg.
The Warriors have high hopes for Wiseman and they were expecting him to be a big part of their success this season. But he had trouble fitting into the offense and took his lumps on defense.
In 39 games, the 20-year-old averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game.
This story will be updated.