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When will the Golden State Warriors’ James Wiseman return from injury?

Warriors big man Wiseman missed the whole of last season with a torn right meniscus, but is set to make his return for the reigning NBA champions.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: James Wiseman #23 of Team Ramsey dunks as Jalen Green #4 of Team Stanley defends during the SLAM Summer Classic 2018 at Dyckman Park on August 18, 2018 in New York City.   Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

James Wiseman is poised to make his comeback from injury when the Golden State Warriors face the San Antonio Spurs in the Las Vegas Summer League on Sunday.

No. 2 Draft pick back from serious knee injury

Wiseman missed the entire 2021-22 season while recovering from the problem, a torn right meniscus, and had a plasma-rich injection in April to promote healing in the knee. He was cleared for full-contact workouts recently and is ready to engage in a competitive atmosphere.

Selected with the second overall pick in the 2020 draft, Wiseman averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 51.9 percent from the floor in 39 games as a rookie.

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He provides a strong defensive presence and could slot into a starting role next season or at least provide valuable depth for the defending NBA champions if healthy.

I cannot wait to go out there and just play the game of basketball again. I’ve been through a lot of tough times,” Wiseman said.

Without the 7-foot-1 Wiseman last season, Golden State used six-foot-nine Kevon Looney and six-foot-six Draymond Green at center, but Wiseman brings a level of vertical spacing and athleticism that is unique to the Warriors roster, making him a big part of their plans going forward.

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