Is it possible that the reigning champion Golden State Warriors will be even better next year?
There is a very real likelihood that will happen because the Warriors are on the verge of once again receiving one of the most promising up-and-coming stars in the league.
"I've been feeling great."
James Wiseman provided an update on his rehab and said there is a "90 percent chance" he plays in the upcoming Summer League pic.twitter.com/uh8DwGPURi
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 18, 2022
James Wiseman has missed an entire season with his Warriors because of a knee injury that sidelined him.
But it sounds like the long rehabilitation is almost over and Wiseman is getting set to return.
Speaking to the press, Wiseman said that he’s feeling “great” and has been working hard on coming back to the court.
The progress is moving in the right direction because Wiseman also said there is a “90 percent chance” that he participates in the Summer League this year.
How much better does Golden State get when Wiseman returns?
Front And Center
The Warriors aren’t necessarily known for being a very big team.
But Wiseman is a traditional center at seven-feet who will greatly improve the team’s size and their defensive abilities too.
During his one season with Golden State, the big man put up 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds a game.
Those numbers might not be astronomical.
However, that was his first season in the league: he is young and ready to grow and improve his game.
When he returns, Wiseman could be a pivotal part of the team’s front court.
The Warriors are already a wonderful all-around team, obviously, but Wiseman’s addition will improve on their weakest aspect and that’s cause for celebration for all Golden State fans.