Golden State Warriors' James Wiseman #33 is congratulated by Stephen Curry #30 after a dunk in the third quarter of their NBA game against the Miami Heat at the Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

It took a few weeks for the Warriors to come to reality, but this team has one timeline: the here and now.

James Wiseman, the former No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft, now in his third season in the league, doesn’t do anything for the Warriors during that timeframe.

It’s fair to wonder if he will do anything for the Warriors in any timeframe.

So it’s time for another dose of reality:

Wiseman is a bust.

But there’s good news for him and the Warriors: that’s not something a bit of time in the G-League can’t fix.

Is using the B-word harsh? Perhaps. One could also argue such labeling is premature.

But what would you call Wiseman?

At the very least, he’s another B-word: a burden.

(Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
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Wiseman’s option for the 2023-24 season has already been picked up by the Warriors for $12 million. With the Dubs’ luxury tax bill, he will cost the team way more than that.

But so far, all he has to his name in his NBA career is his potential, quantified by the pick the Warriors used to select him in the 2020 NBA Draft.

The Warriors wanted to have two title windows: now and forever. Too much focus on the latter jeopardized the former.

Not only does Wiseman not help the Warriors win – his presence on the court actively sabotages it right now.

He’s not alone in that distinction, but that doesn’t make him a rotation-caliber player on a team with lofty goals.

It’s long been suggested that big men might take a while …read more

Source:: The Mercury News


Kurtenbach: James Wiseman is a bust. Time in the G-League can change that

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