James Wiseman hit another benchmark in his NBA career on Wednesday as the cheater went through his first exam as a Warrior.
Wiseman’s first scrimmage had positivity and negativity, but overall it was classified as “good” by coach Steve Kerr.
Kerr told Bay Area reporters, “It was good, we played 12 minutes, so both James and Drummond really got it to fly and they needed that run and to feel the momentum of the game and get up from the floor And to get off. ” “It went well. That’s exactly what you’d expect from a man who hasn’t played basketball in almost a year, so he made some great plays using his athleticism and his speed, and he made some plays. I came a little late because he has not experienced what he is seeing before.
“Exactly what we would have expected. I think the main thing is just to help him. Because he hasn’t got the benefit of the Summer League and we’re kind of throwing him into the fire. So it’s a little time consuming, but All-in-all is a really good day. “
But whatever mistakes happened, his No. 2 overall was taken, influenced by his impressive athleticism.
“He’s just so athletic and quick in transition and his ability to get up and down from the floor and finish every play is impressive,” Kerr said. “The stuff that has to slow down for him is just to understand his coverage, plans, angles when we’re running offensive plays, angles on his screen, what’s the next option if not the first option. All the little stuff. Before that. That he is just piling on his plate before he has a chance to get on the NBA floor with other players in a full-court setting.
“This is all happening really fast, so it’s going to take some time.”
Wiseman echoed Kerr’s assessment of his performance in Screamage.
“I felt that today’s practice was great,” Wijman told reporters. “We were just getting to know each other, basically getting over our chemistry and really just trusting each other, trying to work on our plays and stuff, to make sure We were trying to know each other’s instincts, but it was a great practice today.
“My mistake was really just passing in the post and making sure I split up and get to the basket, but I missed one. I’m just getting better at that. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve Made some mistakes, but I made very good plays, so I’m just learning. “
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Kerr said Weisman and Drummond would not play against the Green Kings on Thursday at the Warriors’ preseason finale.
Despite no prescient action, Kieran would not say that the Golden State was out of being the starting center for the Warriors after the season opened on December 22 against the Brooklyn Nets.
“No, I wouldn’t necessarily say that” Kerr said if the starting place was down to Kevon Looney and Marquese Chriss. “I think it could be any of the three. It just depends on where we are next Tuesday.”
When Wiseman first takes the floor as a Warrior, Kerr said he would initially play the role of a 19-year-old in short-burst, doing so best to help Wiseman learn an NBA game.
“Given that he’s out for this long, it’s probably going to be short bursts. We’ll have to see what is happening on the floor every game. We definitely want to keep his bursts down so we To teach him. We don’t want to play him for 10-12 minutes and he hasn’t got to learn anything. So it’s our job to keep balance with how the game goes. We’re trying to win the game. .
“If he’s doing great, maybe we’ll leave him there. If he’s struggling, we’ll take him out.”
After a year spent at the bottom of the NBA, the Warriors are set to return to the headlines. Wijman is a big part of his plans for this season and for years to come.