The Golden State Warriors put a hurting on the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, slapping them with a 131-98 win in a preseason game.
But the Warriors still did incredible work.
James Wiseman in 18 minutes:
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James Wiseman was all over the game and left his fingerprints on the major victory.
The player scored 18 points, had 7 rebounds, and went 6-of-8 from the field.
Wiseman has had fans excited for some time and he’s poised to have a terrific comeback season.
This could just be the start of it.
The Wisdom Of Playing Wiseman
By halftime of the game, Wiseman had 12 points and 4 rebounds and went 4-for-4 from the field.
This is a taste of what Wiseman can bring to the team in 2022-23.
He has only played one season with this team, averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds and promising to be the best big man on the team.
But then the second overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft was injured and sat out all of 2021-22.
During that time, the Warriors did just fine, obviously, but there is no doubt that Wiseman is part of the future of the team.
Steve Kerr wants a bigger, stronger Warriors lineup.
The team wants to be known as more than a smaller, faster, sharpshooting squad.
They want to beef up their defense and Wiseman will do just that.
It’s wild to think that the Warriors could get even better in the new season considering they just won the NBA Finals only a few months ago.
But watching Wiseman play during the preseason proves that the team does have room to grow.