James Wiseman has a new home in the NBA, as the Golden State Warriors decided to trade him to the Detroit Pistons on Thursday.
This came after months of the Warriors hoping for Wiseman to reach his potential and perform like the first-round draft pick he once was.
They wanted more from Wiseman and when it became clear they wouldn’t get it, they sent him along to Detroit to try his luck there.
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Wiseman hasn’t started in a single game so far this season but that is about to change in a big way.
Apparently, the Pistons are planning to use Wiseman as a starter.
That will put a lot of pressure on Wiseman’s shoulders and he will have to prove he is ready to take on that responsibility.
Wiseman’s average this year is just 6.9 points and 3.5 rebounds.
That is a big step down from 2020-21 – his first season – when he produced 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds.
Wiseman still hasn’t found his footing after missing all of last season due to a knee injury.
Perhaps a change of scenery is just what he needs and he will start to look like his former self with the Pistons.
If not, you can expect that his starting position will be compromised.
Wiseman is a very talented young star: he is seven-feet tall and 240 pounds, a strong center who can do work on both ends of the court.
It was disappointing to see him hit such a rough patch with the Warriors.
Now that he’s playing for the Pistons, he will have more chances because this is a team that is far from the playoffs.
They can give him the time and the focus he needs to find himself again.NEXT: Interest Around Bojan Bogdanovic Reportedly Heats Up