Warriors’ James Wiseman (ankle) set to play after lacking 11 video games

SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors heart James Wiseman will doubtless make his return to the courtroom Wednesday night time towards the Memphis Grizzlies after lacking the final 11 video games with a left ankle sprain.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr mentioned Wiseman was questionable for the sport following apply on Tuesday, and Wiseman was later formally listed as possible on the damage report.

“I really feel good, simply taking it in the future at a time,” Wiseman mentioned Tuesday. “I needs to be enjoying tomorrow, however we'll see the way it feels.”

Wiseman was a full participant at apply on Tuesday, and whereas the group did not scrimmage that day Wiseman mentioned he has been scrimmaging over the previous few days.

Wiseman injured his ankle enjoying three-on-three on Dec. 30. After going up for a shot towards Andrew Wiggins, Wiseman landed on Wiggins' foot and rolled his left ankle. On the time, Kerr known as Wiseman's standing day-to-day.

Earlier than his damage — the most recent in Wiseman's injury-riddled first three years within the league — Wiseman performed in seven video games for the Warriors after getting back from a month within the G League.

In these seven video games, he averaged 7.4 factors and three.6 rebounds in 12.7 minutes.

“My function is rebounding, being verticle on the rim and being a rim protector. That is all I really want to do,” Wiseman mentioned. “I actually needn't rating like that. I can, in fact. However I needn't. I must do the small issues on protection, which can get me on the ground extra.”

Wiseman's mindset adjustment to focus much less on scoring got here from watching Kevon Looney and Draymond Green, and the way in which they prioritize orchestrating the protection and letting the offense come to them within the stream of the sport, reasonably than searching it.

“That is what the group wants me to do, so that is what I'll do,” Wiseman mentioned. “It simply takes reps, and I have not had that many reps over the past three years. Now I am beginning to play extra, and the G League helped me with that.”

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