James Wiseman
19-Year-Old CenterC
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Wiseman is a great athlete at the center position, and he stands at 7-foot-1 with a 7-foot-6 wingspan. During his three collegiate appearances at Memphis, he averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 23.0 minutes. Aside from his defense and rebounding, Wiseman's initial role on the Warriors will likely be that of a screen-and-roller who can finish around the basket with good touch and throw down lob dunks. He also has the upside to develop into a post-up option and maybe a mid-range jump-shooter. As a rookie for Golden State, Wiseman will be reportedly fighting for the starting center job, but he should see minutes in the mid-to-upper-20s regardless of outcome. For fantasy purposes, he should be a good source of rebounding, blocks and field-goal percentage, assuming he keeps his shot selection clean. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $17.9 million contract with the Warriors in November of 2020. Contract includes $9.6 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio

Wiseman was born Mar. 31, 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the son of Donzaleigh Artis and has one older sister. Wiseman started high school at The Ensworth School in Nashville before transferring to Memphis East High School, where he was coached by former NBA guard Penny Hardaway for his junior season. Wiseman averaged 11.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game for the United States at the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina, helping the team win a gold medal over Canada. As a senior in high school, he was a consensus five-star recruit, and most recruiting services ranked him No. 1 in the 2019 class. Wiseman played for Hardaway again in college at Memphis, as the former NBA player had become the Tigers' head coach. Outside of basketball, Wiseman speaks Mandarin, reads Kobe Bryant's books and wants to own fast-food restaurants. Fans can follow the Nashville native on Twitter @BigTicket_JW and on Instagram @bigticket_j13.

College/International Summary

Wiseman ended up appearing in just three games for the Memphis Tigers and head coach Penny Hardaway, but it was easy to see why he was one of the top-rated prospects in his class. The preseason American Conference Player of the Year, Wiseman made his collegiate debut Nov. 5 against South Carolina State, racking up 28 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in only 22 minutes. He followed that up with 17 points and nine rebounds the following contest against UIC. Questions about his eligibility then surfaced, but Hardaway allowed him to appear in one more game Nov. 12 against Oregon. In his only test against a Power-5 opponent, Wiseman put up 14 points, 12 rebounds and a pair of blocks. He was then shut down and given a reinstatement date of Jan. 12, but at that point, Wiseman had decided that NBA scouts had seen enough. He officially declared for the 2020 NBA Draft on Dec. 19, focusing his efforts for the rest of the season on preparations to play professionally.

Fouls out in Wednesday's win
CGolden State Warriors
February 24, 2021
Wiseman had 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 111-107 win at Indiana.
ANALYSIS
The 19-year-old ended up playing near his usual 20-minute workload, though his evening was cut short when he fouled out early during the fourth quarter. Wiseman is averaging 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 17.0 minutes in two games since returning from a wrist injury.
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Transaction History
  • November 26, 2020
    Signed a two-year, $17.9 million contract with the Warriors.
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Scores 14 points in return
CGolden State Warriors
February 23, 2021
Wiseman (wrist) recorded 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes during Tuesday's 114-106 win over the Knicks.
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Available, coming off bench
CGolden State Warriors
February 23, 2021
Wiseman (wrist) will play and come off the bench Tuesday against the Knicks, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
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Officially questionable Tuesday
CGolden State Warriors
Wrist
February 22, 2021
Wiseman (wrist) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.
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Could return Tuesday
CGolden State Warriors
Wrist
February 22, 2021
Wiseman (wrist) went through a full practice Monday and could make his return to game action Tuesday night versus the Knicks, Nick Freidell of ESPN reports.
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Still out Saturday
CGolden State Warriors
Wrist
February 19, 2021
Wiseman (wrist) will not play Saturday against the Hornets, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
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